• Skagit Valley College celebrates the SVC Graduating Class of 2020

    June 24, 2020
    Skagit Valley College (SVC) was proud to celebrate its 93rd graduating class this past week. The SVC Graduating Class of 2020 accomplished so much this year—especially considering the unprecedented challenges they faced due to COVID-19.
        
    In support of the Stay Home, Stay Healthy directive by the Governor’s office, SVC made the difficult decision to cancel in-person commencement activities this year. However, SVC faculty and staff created alternative ways to celebrate and honor graduates. Among the efforts, keepsake packages will be sent to all eligible graduates this week and will include a cap and tassel, diploma cover, graduate recognition program, and a commemorative decal. In addition to the graduate packages, a
    graduation landing page was created and includes messages and acknowledgements from Dr. Tom Keegan, SVC President; Gus Kidane, ASSVC President for Mount Vernon Campus; Christian King, ASSVC President for Whidbey Island Campus; and the SVC Board of Trustees. The page also includes a musical performance by Dr. Diane Johnson and her students.
        
    About the SVC Graduating Class of 2020
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    • 1,297 Degrees, Certificates and Diplomas;
    • 612 Academic Degrees;
    • 577 Professional/Technical Degrees and Certificates;
    • 108 High School Diplomas, including 42 from SVC’s High School 21+ program;
    • The ages of this year’s graduates range from 17 to 70;
    • 125 Running Start students graduated from their high school and SVC;
    • 24 students graduated as President’s Medalists;
    • 19 International students from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam graduated;
    • 12 students received their Baccalaureate of Applied Science in Environmental Conservation;
    • 23 students were the first to receive their Baccalaureate of Applied Science in Applied Management.
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