College announces commencement schedule

The Yavapai College 2014 graduation class includes 1,377 students who will receive degrees or certificates during the College's 44th annual Commencement ceremonies during May. Yavapai College will hold five commencement ceremonies celebrating the accomplishments of students and those who support them.

"These events acknowledge the hard work and sacrifices made by both the students and their support networks," notes Bob Hoskovec, director of student life. "Students deserve to take that walk and be applauded for completing the educational program that will help sustain them throughout their lives."

The following ceremonies are scheduled during May:

• Nursing Pinning Ceremony: Wednesday, May 7, 3 p.m. at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, Prescott Campus.

• Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy (NARTA) Graduation: Thursday, May 8, 11 a.m. at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, Prescott Campus. Graduating Officer Julio Meza, a member of the Prescott Police Department, will speak for the NARTA Class 36 grads.

• Verde Valley Campus Commencement: Friday, May 9, 6 p.m. at the Mabery Pavilion, Verde Valley Campus in Clarkdale. Dorothy "Madison" Maher, All-USA Academic Team and 2014 Outstanding Student in Communication, will be the student speaker at the ceremony.

• Prescott Campus Commencement: Saturday, May 10, 6 p.m. at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, Prescott Campus. Taylor Haynes, a member of the All-USA Academic Team and a 2014 Coca-Cola Silver Scholar, will deliver the student address at this ceremony.

• GED Graduation: Saturday, May 24, 12 p.m. at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, Prescott Campus. Student speakers will be Guadalupe Astorga, GED grad from the Prescott Campus, and Jennifer Larm, GED grad from the Verde Campus.

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