Casper College: It’s almost time to celebrate

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
Red background with the words "Graduating class of 2020 74th Commencement."

“With social distancing, limitations on group size, and facility closures in place, Casper College rallied its people and resources to make sure that this year’s graduating class could participate in their graduation ceremony,” said Christopher Lorenzen, public relations director.

That participation is in the form of a virtual ceremony that will begin at 3 p.m. Friday, May 15. The ceremony can be viewed at the college’s Facebook page or its YouTube page. Everyone viewing is encouraged to join in the celebration by engaging on social media using #CCBirds2020.

According to Photographer and Videographer Cory Garvin, the main ceremony will be about an hour and 15 minutes long. It will have all the elements of a “normal” graduation, including messages by Governor Mark Gordon and Casper College President Darren Divine.

The historic event will also feature photos of many of the participating graduates along with their own message to their loved ones and others who have helped them be successful in their educational journey, said Linda Nichols.

A total of 669 students graduated during the 2019-2020 academic year, earning a total of 644 degrees and 169 certificates, according to Nichols, registrar. Graduates come from 28 states other than Wyoming and eight foreign countries. All 23 Wyoming counties are also represented.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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