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Wednesday, 05 June 2013 19:49

Tiffany Harris

Tori Adams

Ayla Rector

Julie Hoskovec

Desiree Washum

Joselyn Ramirez

Spring commencement ceremonies at McCook Community College and North Platte Community College took place Friday, May 10. The ceremony at MCC was held at 10 a.m. in the MCC Events Center and the NPCC ceremony was at 3 p.m. in the McDonald-Belton Gymnasium at the South Campus.

MCC Interim Vice President Michele Gill provided introductions, remarks and the presentation of graduation candidates at the MCC ceremony.

At the North Platte ceremony, NPCC Vice President Marcus Garstecki served in the same capacity. Mid-Plains Community College President Ryan Purdy conferred diplomas and degrees at both ceremonies.

Student commencement speakers were Barbara Ann Leising at MCC and Aboubacar “Bouba” Casse at NPCC. Honorary Associate Degrees were presented to Peter and Dolores Graff at the McCook ceremony and to Jerry Adams and R.J. Thomas in North Platte.

Among those receiving degrees at MCC were Tiffany Harris, an Associate of Arts degree; Tori Adams, an Associate of General Studies degree/Medical Billing & Coding Certificate; Ayla Rector, Associate of General Studies degrees; Julie Hoskovec of Enders an Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Technology/Medical Emphasis-Transcriptionist Certificate and Desiree Washum of Palisade, an Associate of Applied Science degree in Graphic Design.

Joselyn Ramirez received an Associate of Arts degree at the NPCC ceremony.


Dayna Cayer

Dayna Cayer of Wauneta was among those recognized by the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture for their academic performance for the Spring 2013 Semester.

To qualify a student must earn a grade point average of at least a 3.5 on a 4-point scale.


Richard Martin

Desiree Washum

Keri Rahn

Joselyn Ramirez

Four area students were listed among Mid-Plains Community College students who have maintained an overall 3.5 - 3.89 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average (GPA).

Qualifying on the Dean’s List for the Spring 2013 term were Richard Martin and Desiree Washum, both of Palisade and Keri Rahn and Joselyn Ramirez, both of Wauneta.