The public is invited to attend the 85th annual commencement ceremony at Marshalltown Community College at 7 p.m. on May 10 in the MCC Student Activity Center located on the south side of campus, 3700 S. Center St.
As of May 2, the MCC Class of 2013 includes 403 graduate applicants; 68 who completed their coursework in the fall of 2012, and 335 who intend to complete in the spring/summer.
The commencement program includes the presentation of colors by the Central Iowa Division of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, with the National Anthem performed by the group mTunes consisting of Larry Pfantz, Stacy Heil, Bob Kruse, Scott Kratzer and Andy Schwandt. MCC Provost Robin Shaffer Lilienthal will welcome guests and Student Senate President Cynthia Grimm will introduce the commencement speaker, Aiddy Phomvisay, principal at Marshalltown High School.
Chris Russell, dean of students and academic affairs, and Mary Anne Nickle, dean of Iowa Valley Community College Grinnell, will present student awards and academic honors. Katie Kothenbeutel, YFU coordinator, will recognize MCC's Youth for Understanding Students. Honorary MCC degrees will be presented by Brian Agnitsch, MCC faculty senate president.
A reception honoring the graduates will be held outside of the Student Activity Center immediately following the commencement ceremony. The Ray Frederick Gallery, Room 306, will be open through commencement evening, May 10, for viewing of the MCC Photography II Students Exhibit.
The public is also reminded of the MCC Construction Technology Open House from noon to 5:30 p.m. on May 10 at the Walt and Jan Wilkinson Residence, 1935 Main Street Road.