Class of 2019-2020 posts impressive stats

By: Lisa S. Icenogle

May 29, 2020 | Casper College News

Drawing of the map of the United States, two outlines of people and a bullseye.

The Casper College class of 2019-2020 posted some impressive stats despite the COVID-19 pandemic that saw a traditional graduation ceremony turn into a virtual ceremony.

“We were really thinking about the health and safety of students, their families, and supporters when we decided to hold this year’s ceremony virtually,” said Chris Lorenzen, director of public relations.

The ceremony took place May 15 on both Facebook and YouTube, and 178 graduates participated.

In total, 669 students qualified for 644 degrees and 169 certificates. The degrees were broken into six categories: Associate of Science, 301 degrees; Associate of Arts, 170 degrees; Associate of Applied Science, 77 degrees; Associate of Business, 18 degrees; Associate of Fine Arts, 26 degrees; and Associate Degree Nursing, 72.

Women graduates outnumbered men 433 to 236. Of that number, 386 graduates came from Natrona County. The other 22 counties in the state were represented as were 28 states and seven countries. Those countries included Canada, Costa Rica, Hungary, Norway, Serbia, Spain, and Turkey.

The average age of this year’s graduates was 26.6, and 68 graduates were 40 plus. The oldest was 60, and the youngest was 17.

Thirty-three graduates were veterans or active service members.

Seven students graduated with a 4.0 GPA.

The 74th Casper College Commencement is still available for viewing on Facebook or YouTube.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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