My daughter snapped this photo while we were at Mother’s Day brunch at Brizo in Marina Del Rey.
The Thursday before, we checked out the music scene at the Market Place.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
Earlier this week, I joined the CCCCO Exec Team for dinner and some planning.
Good morning friends.
It is May 20, 2023.
The sun shines bright over Kern CCD.
The end of the Spring Semester is always a wonderful time at a community college. It’s so rewarding watching students’ years of hard work pay off in their commencement celebrations.
Here are a few photos from around the state as we celebrate our amazing graduates:
Cuesta College: 1,207 graduating students earned 1,614 degrees will be conferred, including 697 associates in arts, 233 associates in science, 292 associates in arts for transfer, and 392 associates in science for transfer.
Porterville College: 683 degrees awarded to 540 students, 31 of whom are dual enrollment students receiving their high school diploma and AA degree at the same time.
San Joaquin Delta College: 2,715 graduates with 1,904 graduating with honors, completed 3,782 degree and 647 Certificates at San Joaquin Delta College’s 88th Annual Commencement Ceremony
Cerro Coso Community College: 581 total graduates, including 39 Early College graduates.
Pasadena City College: The 97th Commencement saw 3,046 students earning 4,522 degrees. Graduates ranged in age from 15-77!
Bakersfield College: BC’s 109th Commencement featured 1,418 graduates.
Cypress College: Cypress College celebrated its 56th Commencement on May 19.
Many more ceremonies for graduates of our 116 community colleges are scheduled for the coming weeks. Congratulations to all of our graduates!
And did you know – 51% of CSU graduates and 29% of UC graduates started at a California Community College?
In the News
12-year-old breaks record as youngest graduate
Clovis Hung, who is 12 years old, set the record at Fullerton College as its youngest graduate. He was a special admit who came to the college at just 9 years old.
Check out the story:
Fun Photos & Spotted on Social Media
Kylie Campbell was selected as the first president of hte CA Alliance of Dual Enrollment Partnerships
Thank you to Daisy Gonzales for sharing this photo with Daisy & Eloy Oakley at the Executive Team Planning Session:
Kern CCD Trustees Yovani Jimenez, Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg, and Romeo Agbalog with incoming BC President Steven Watkin and outgoing BC President Zav Dadabhoy at Bakersfield College’s commencement:
And from the Home of the Renegades…
Bakersfield College Hosts AgTechXEd Summit
The Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology, California Department of Food and Agriculture and Bakersfield College partnered to host AgTechXEd Summit – a half-day event dedicated to developing the next generation of tech-savvy agricultural workers on Tuesday afternoon.
The AgTechXEd Summit at Bakersfield College included 3 panels, covering topics such as education, workforce development strategies, and current and future workforce needs on the farm. This event was part of the AgTechXEd Initiative – a statewide effort, led by Western Growers and California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross, to cultivate a future workforce with the skills and knowledge needed to navigate emerging on-farm technology.
That’s a wrap for now.
See you next Saturday!
The future is bright at Kern CCD.
joyful and grateful