The Brainerd campus commencement event was held Thursday, May 15 at the Brainerd high school gymnasium. 290 graduates were honored at the 2014 commencement program. Approximately 2,200 family and friends of the graduates were in attendance for this year’s event.
The music for commencement was performed by the CLC Community Band, conducted by Steve Anderson. Arlyn Sam, CLC student and Mille Lacs Band member, performed a special Ojibwe honor song during the ceremony.
Platform guests included Dr. Larry Lundblad - CLC President, Michael Amick – Dean of Computer Technology and Online Learning, Kari Christiansen - Vice President of Administrative Services, Beth Adams – Dean of Students, Connie Frisch – Dean of Allied Health, Nick Belinski - Student Senate President, and guest speaker Gary Doud – 1973 CLC Outstanding Alumni.
Central Lakes College Brainerd received 1,111 applications to graduate from eligible students for the academic year 2013-14 at both the Brainerd and Staples campuses. 140 students participated in the Staples campus commencement event on Wednesday, May 14.