West Hills College Coalinga Commencement Ceremony Set for May 24

West Hills College Coalinga will hold its annual graduation ceremony on May 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Coalinga High School Bowl, 750 Van Ness St. This semester, nearly 400 students are expected to take part in the ceremony.

“We are looking forward to graduating one of the largest classes in WHCC history,” said WHCC President Brenda Thames. “Their accomplishments are confirmation of the outstanding talent we have in our communities and the excellent teaching and learning that our faculty facilitate each and every day here at the WHCC main campus and at the North District Center.  It has been a privilege to be a part of their unique, individual journeys and we are excited to celebrate this achievement with them and their families.”

A total of 599 students will be receiving degrees or certificates, with some receiving multiple degrees or certificates. 872 degrees and certificates total will be awarded this semester, reflecting the Fall 2018, Spring 2019 and Summer 2019 semesters.

Coalinga High School student Tabatha Bernard will sing the national anthem. Instructor Jeff Wanderer and other faculty will present class honors and learning area awards. Sandy Rubio and Devanee Matcham will serve as student speakers. Both have been active in the Associated Student Body and in clubs at North District Center Firebaugh and West Hills College Coalinga.

The graduation will also be livestreamed on Facebook. Visit https://www.westhillscollege.com/coalinga/commencement/ for more information.

For questions about the graduation, contact Lorna Davis at (559) 934-2200.