Merced College’s 54th Commencement Exercises


Stadium ‘76/Don Odishoo Field (campus maps)


Friday, May 26, 2017, 7:30 p.m.


Merced College will award more than 1,640 degrees and certificates to students graduating during the current 2016-2017 academic year.  Many of these graduates will walk across the stage to receive their awards during Merced College’s 54th Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Stadium ‘76/Don Odishoo Field.

A total of 1,140 degrees and 501 certificates of achievement will be conferred during the ceremony.  Seven students will be recognized with the Superintendent Honors for having completed at least 36 units of study with a 4.0 grade point average.  In addition, 134 students are graduating with honors and 221 students will be graduating from the Los Banos Campus.

Merced College Superintendent/President Chris Vitelli will introduce CSU Fresno President Dr. Joseph Castro, who will deliver his Commencement Address titled “A Bold and Bright Future.”

Katherine Rojas Davis, who is graduating with associate of arts degrees in General Agriculture and Landscape Horticulture, will deliver the student address.  Her speech is titled “Dreams do Come True.”

The ceremony will also feature members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society announcing the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award.  A special recognition is also reserved for graduates who are veterans of the US Armed Forces.

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Robin Shepard
Public Information Officer

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