The Staples campus commencement event was held Wednesday, May 15 at the Staples-Motley high school gymnasium. Approximately 140 graduates were honored at the 2013 commencement program.
CLC students received degrees, diplomas and certificates for Communication Art & Design, Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician, Engineering Technology, Heavy Equipment Operation & Maintenance, Machine Tool Technology, Mechatronics, Medical Assistant, Associate Degree Nursing, Practical Nursing, Photographic Imaging Technology, Robotics/Automated Systems Technology, and Videography Production programs.
Platform guests included Dr. Larry Lundblad - CLC President, Kelly McCalla - Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Wendy Schluender - Dean of Career and Technical Programs and the Staples Campus, John Maleski - Heavy Equipment Instructor, Darci Goeden - Nursing Instructor, Gail Olson - General Council of MN State Colleges and Universities System, and guest speaker Stephen Sabin - President of the MN State College Student Association.
Central Lakes College Brainerd received 1,037 applications to graduate from eligible students for the academic year 2012-13 at both the Brainerd and Staples campuses. 340 students plan to participate in the Brainerd commencement at Brainerd High School on Thursday, May 16.