Camden County College’s 55th annual commencement was held on May 12, and included the conferral of degrees and certificates to more than 1,600 students. Over 5,000 family members and friends attended the ceremony, which will be conducted under an 18,000-square-foot tent.
The keynote address was delivered by Mayor Mary Ann Wardlow of Lawnside who became the first female Mayor of her borough in 2010. Under her leadership, projects benefitting residents were completed in areas including Public Safety, Finance, and Economic Development.
Marcus Biddle of the Class of 2012 and host of a weekly NPR show was named this year’s Outstanding Alumni, and Dr. Jane Weber, Professor of Education was presented with the Teaching Excellence Award.
Among this year’s graduates are:
- The largest group of Early College Associate Degree Program graduates (51) that received their Associate degree before they receive their high school diplomas
- 63 students from 38 countries around the globe
- 45 graduating with more than one degree
- 17 veterans of the United States military
- 113 that earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average
- Oldest and youngest members of the class are ages 17 and 77