On May 20th, College of Marin (COM) honored 350 graduates receiving a total of 425 degrees and certificates at the 89th Commencement Exercises. The youngest graduate was 19 years old and the oldest 66 years old. Approximately 128 students walked in the ceremony in the Diamond Physical Education Center, Kentfield Campus. The College has one of the highest transfer rates to UC Berkeley in the state. COM is also proud to do its part in helping to keep the local economy thriving by providing job training and skill enhancement for thousands of workers each year.
The graduating class of 2016 marks the College’s 90th year of transforming lives through education and training. Founded in 1926, COM remains committed to its legacy of educational excellence and fostering success in all members of its diverse community.
“I am so proud of the accomplishments of our graduates. With the strong foundation they gain at COM they are poised to go on from here and do great things,” says Superintendent/President Dr. David Wain Coon. “Commencement serves as a reminder of the life-changing work that takes place every day on our campuses.”
Internationally renowned Neuroscientist Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, often referred to as “Dr. Q,” was the honored speaker at College of Marin’s 89th annual commencement ceremony. Over the past academic year, the College has been reading and discussing his book, Dr. Q: My Journey From Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon, as the selected COMmon Read.
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