The college’s 47th commencement ceremony will be on Friday, May 5, at 7 p.m. in the College’s Recreation Center Arena. Over 200 West Shore Community College students are eligible to receive degrees and certificates on Friday. Speakers for the event will be President Kenneth Urban, chairman of the board of trustees,Bruce C. Smith, and president of the Student Senate, Amber Sadler. Dr. Michael McKinney, professor of biological sciences, will provide the faculty address. The college’s former presidents, Dr. John Eaton, Dr. William Anderson, and Dr. Charles Dillon, will join the ceremony in celebration of the college’s 50th anniversary. Following the commencement ceremony, a reception for the graduates and their families will be held in the Administrative and Conference Building.
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The West Shore Community College nursing program will honor 27 graduating nursing students in a pinning ceremony to be held on Thurs., May 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Center Stage Theater. Each graduate will receive a time-honored pin, a symbol of a nurse’s service to others, and their induction into the nursing profession. A reception will follow the ceremony.
West Shore Community College’s Law Enforcement Academy cadets will be recognized as graduates during the Law Enforcement Awards Ceremony at 7 p.m. on Mon., May 8, in the college’s Center Stage Theater. The keynote speaker will be Newaygo County Sheriff Robert Mendham, a 1995 graduate of the college’s police academy. The training academy is 16 weeks long and there are over 30 instructors who assist with the academy. A reception will follow the ceremony.