141 degrees awarded at CNCC

Walter Hutton, who was graduated Saturday from Colorado Northwestern Community College, smiles with his family after the commencement exercises. There were 141 degrees and certificates presented Saturday.

Walter Hutton, who was graduated Saturday from Colorado Northwestern Community College, smiles with his family after the commencement exercises. There were 141 degrees and certificates presented Saturday.

RANGELY I The 2014 CNCC Commencement was held on the CNCC Rangely Campus on Saturday.
Including the Rangely and Craig campuses and service areas, CNCC had 141 students awarded degrees with 86 students walking on stage to receive their diplomas.
The 2014 graduating class filled roughly half of the Colorado Room in the Weiss Building on Rangely’s Colorado Northwestern Community College campus on Saturday as 141 degree or certificates were awarded to the students. Friends, family and CNCC supporters filled the back half of the room as the commencement exercise produced a full house.

The 2014 graduating class filled roughly half of the Colorado Room in the Weiss Building on Rangely’s Colorado Northwestern Community College campus on Saturday as 141 degree or certificates were awarded to the students. Friends, family and CNCC supporters filled the back half of the room as the commencement exercise produced a full house.

Graduating students, along with faculty, staff and family members, gathered in the Weiss Colorado Room to watch students shine with their accomplishments.
Mark Patterson, a CNCC dental hygiene director and instructor along with his wife, Barbara, gave speeches as honored faculty members.
Both of the Pattersons are retiring this summer after 30 and 20 years, respectively, with CNCC’s dental hygiene program.
Craig Student Government President Diana Ransberger and Rangely Student Government President Devon Vondette also addressed the crowd.
Members of the Colorado Northwestern Community College graduating class of 2014 start the procession down the steps of the Weiss Building to the Colorado Room, where commencement exercises took place Saturday afternoon. During the ceremony, 141 degrees were awarded to the graduates as 86 members of the classes actually took part in the event.

Members of the Colorado Northwestern Community College graduating class of 2014 start the procession down the steps of the Weiss Building to the Colorado Room, where commencement exercises took place Saturday afternoon. During the ceremony, 141 degrees were awarded to the graduates as 86 members of the classes actually took part in the event.

Presiding on stage for the ceremony were CNCC President Russell George; the Honorable Jean White, member of the Colorado State Board; Richard Haslem, CNCC board of control chairman; Teri Wilczek, the CNCC board of trustees chairwoman; and Dr. David Smith, vice president of Instruction and Student Services at CNCC.
The commencement ceremony was followed by a reception provided by Sodexo for all the graduates and their families as well as CNCC staff members who participated in the graduation event.
Mark Patterson, an honored member of the Colorado Northwest Community College faculty, addresses the graduates of CNCC during commencement on Saturday. There were 141 degrees presented at the event as 86 of those graduates took part in the ceremonies. Behind Patterson, from left, are: CNCC President Russell George; the Honorable Jean White, member of Colorado State Board; Richard Haslem, CNCC Board of Control chairman; honored faculty member Barbara Patterson; and Dr. David Smith, vice president of Instruction and Student Services at CNCC.

Mark Patterson, an honored member of the Colorado Northwest Community College faculty, addresses the graduates of CNCC during commencement on Saturday. There were 141 degrees presented at the event as 86 of those graduates took part in the ceremonies. Behind Patterson, from left, are: CNCC President Russell George; the Honorable Jean White, member of Colorado State Board; Richard Haslem, CNCC Board of Control chairman; honored faculty member Barbara Patterson; and Dr. David Smith, vice president of Instruction and Student Services at CNCC.

Graduates of the Colorado Northwestern Community College dental program take their dental hygiene oath during Saturday morning’s pinning ceremony in Rangely. The graduates must still pass board examinations before they receive their certifications.

Graduates of the Colorado Northwestern Community College dental program take their dental hygiene oath during Saturday morning’s pinning ceremony in Rangely. The graduates must still pass board examinations before they receive their certifications.

From left, Lori Keilt, president of the Colorado Dental Hygienists’ Association, stands with three CNCC dental hygiene faculty members retiring from CNCC’s program: instructor Tracy Enterline, program director Mark Patterson and instructor Barbara Patterson. Also pictured are the president and vice president of the Western Slope Dental Hygienists’ Society, Ivy Beville and Diane Houck, respectively.

From left, Lori Keilt, president of the Colorado Dental Hygienists’ Association, stands with three CNCC dental hygiene faculty members retiring from CNCC’s program: instructor Tracy Enterline, program director Mark Patterson and instructor Barbara Patterson. Also pictured are the president and vice president of the Western Slope Dental Hygienists’ Society, Ivy Beville and Diane Houck, respectively.

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