CNCC celebrates end of school year

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The Center of Craig was full May 8 as students, their families and Colorado Northwestern Community College staff celebrated the achievements of Craig campus students.

Previously scheduled to take place at Moffat County High School, the event was relocated due to fire damage to the high school auditorium.

Gene Bilodeau, CNCC vice president of administration, and John Boyd, CNCC president, provided opening remarks.

Katherine Carlomagno, Craig Outstanding Sophomore, and Sheila Harper, Craig Campus Faculty-of-the-Year, were speakers.

Marilyn Hehr, nursing program director, presented the nursing scholarships.

The Albin Salton Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $1,800, was awarded to Joan Hillewaert. Jesse Moon was the second-year nursing student recipient of the $4,500 National Western Scholarship.

The following students were selected as outstanding: Brooke Behrman - dual enrollment; freshman Joanne Webster, and sophomore Katherine Carlomagno.

Students awarded the Who's Who designation included: Kirby Anderson, Mary Dean Balleck, Jacqueline Cabrera, Katherine Carlomagno, Emma Casterson, Deborah Conner, Katie Haskins, Joan Hillewaert, Jessica Hogue, Holly Ivers, Erin Lueck, Stanley A. Magas, Patricia Maradiegue, Tanyse Moya, Trentin Moya and Dixie Poley.

New inductees to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society: Clair Adkins, Dylan Dulmaine, Alisha Hansen, Holly Ivers, Daniel Miller, Cindy Mosciaro, Amy Nicodemus, Taylor Reed, Amber Roach, Cari Robinson, Camela Slaight, Shirley Vasque, and Laura Wiskeman.

Students recognized for completing their General Equivalency Diplomas: Lynn Belleville, Jordan Brown, Stephanie Conway, Stefani Crabtree, Jordan Cruickshank, Amber Duncan, Timberli Evans, David Hickson, Chelsea Holmberg, Alec McIntyre, Tausha Merwin, Cody Pacheco, Ashley Pacot, Clayton Pearce, Kyle Proctor, Rhonda Reichen, Johnathan Sergel, Tiffani Spencer, Kevin Spoor, Angela Vialpando, Elroy Webb, David Wooden, and Jason York.

CNCC graduation

CNCC Commencement also took place May 9 for the school's Rangely Campus.

Boyd introduced graduation speakers: John Simms, chairman of the Rangely College District Board; Ray DuBois, chairman of the Moffat County Affiliated Junior College Board; and Danna Green, Outstanding Sophomore Student for the Rangely Campus.

Additional speakers were Outstanding Faculty-of-the Year winners Sheila Harper, of Craig, and Mark Patterson, of Rangely.

Cliff Richardson, Colorado Community College System vice president of finance and administration, presided over the Authorization of Candidates for Graduation, and Boyd carried out the Presentation of Graduates and Conferring of Degrees.

CNCC alumni Ryan Dean played the bagpipes and led the processional and recessional.

Craig campus fall 2008 graduates:

AA Liberal Arts: Brittni Kawcak; AAS Accounting: Melissa George; AGS General Studies: Jeremy Rollins; Certificate Cosmetology: Dorene Busby, Megan Chism, Carie Shai McCurdy, Sara J. Meek, Katherine Moore, Heather Overton and Samantha Youngs; Certificate Cosmetology/Esthetician: Jaime Beason, Penny Doolin and Jennifer Herman; Certificate Cosmetology/Hair Stylist: Stephanie Henson; Certificate Manicurist: Jaime Beason, Kari Farquharson, Dayna Goodwin, Jeannine Griffin and Corinne Merrick; Certificate Massage Therapy: Pamela Peretz; Certificate Emergency Medical Technology Basic: Will Daigle, Heather Hampton, Alvaro Landa, Justin Neil and January Eve Zulian.

Craig campus spring 2009 graduates:

AA Business Administration: Steven Martin; AA Liberal Arts: Deborah Conner, Megan Cook, Dylan Dulmaine, Alisha Hansen, Jessica Hogue, Rebecca Meek, Daniel Miller, Amy Nicodemus, Kryssi Soule, Shirley Vazquez; AAS Industrial Electrician: Trentin Moya; AAS Nursing: Claire Adkins, Mary Dean Balleck, Jaime Berger, Alesha Cannon, Katherine Carlomagno, Emma Castersen, Jennifer Chaney, Kelsey Despain, Katie Haskins, Venus Jaschke, Leah Lambrecht, Cindy Mosciaro; Jeni Murphy, Cynthia Nielsen, Melissa Nielsen; Dixie Poley; Tiffany Skelton and Priscilla Snook; AAS Office Administration/Computers in Business: Yvonne Green; AAS Power Plant Technology: Christopher Fredrickson; AGS General Studies: Kia Counts; AS General Science: Dylan Dulmaine, Jessica Hogue, Kirsten McAlexander and Rebecca Meek; Certificate Automotive Technician - Basic: Alisha Camp, Justin Shinn, Steven Sharp and Jory Steel; Certificate Cosmetology: Carrie McCurdy, Amanda McMillen, Sara Meek and Ashlee Saenz; Certificate Massage Therapy: Brittany Goss,, Sheena Halcomb, Teri Mansfield, Tiffany Piper, Shelby Stillion and Daniela Villa.

Craig campus summer 2009 graduates:

AA Liberal Arts: Jennifer Harris, Melissa Jones, Rebekah Longwell and Angelia Simpson; AAS Accounting: Eva Hinkle; AS General Science: Jennifer Harris; Certificate Cosmetology: Esther Johnson, Kristi Joyce, Heather McAnany; Certificate Cosmetology/Esthetician: Johrene Meyers and Amy Weeks; Certificate - Massage Therapy: Jason Spalding

Craig residents graduating with degrees from CNCC-Rangely campus:

AAS- Dental Hygiene: Kristi Jurney and Traci Parchman.

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