Please join us Friday, May 11, 2018 at 10 a.m. in the Truman Courtyard on the Blackwood Campus on College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Blackwood, NJ.
This year marks the 50th commencement at Camden County College. To celebrate, we have created four videos highlighting the impact of the College on our students.
Other highlights include:
- Congressman Donald Norcross will announce the winner of the Alumni Trustee for 2018-2019 and provide remarks about the importance of civic leadership.
- Keynote speaker William J. Wilhelm has a long and rich history with Camden County College as a student, an administrator, a faculty member, and a volunteer. He is a living record of the history of the College.
- Gloucester Township Chief of Police, Harry Earle, will accept the 2018 CCC Outstanding Alumnus Award. Chief Earle graduated from CCC in 1992 and served in various positions throughout his career with the Gloucester Township Police Department including Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Lieutenant assigned as a Watch Commander, Lieutenant assigned as the Traffic Safety Bureau Commander, Captain assigned as the Operations Commander, and Deputy Chief of Police before becoming Chief of Police in 2010.
- Student speaker George Givens, a Business major from Camden, offers his remarks to the graduating class.
- CCC student, Caitlin Hoffman, will perform the National Anthem.
Interesting facts about our 2018 graduating class:
- There are 1,626 graduates.
- The class of 2018 is one of the largest graduating classes of Camden County College and perhaps the brightest, having earned well over $2.5 million in scholarships.
- Two-thirds are women; one-third are men.
- 71 are graduating with more than one degree or certificate.
- The youngest is 17 and the oldest is 67.
- Most are natives of Camden County. Some are from other areas of New Jersey. Some are from other states including Pennsylvania, Delaware, California, Florida, and New York. A number of you have travelled quite a bit farther – from twenty-three countries to include Algeria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Greece, Hong Kong, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Venezuela, and Vietnam.
- Quite a number of our graduates serve in a branch of the United States military, and 40 are veterans
- 155 graduates earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
- 75 graduates are nursing graduates who have completed requirements for an associate in science degree while also earning a diploma in nursing from Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing and 4 have completed certificates in Nursing.
- Over 80 percent of our graduates have juggled the responsibilities of the classroom with the responsibilities of the working world, holding part-time or full-time jobs while pursuing a degree or certificate.