May 13, 2011

Graduation held

Central Lakes College 2011 commencements have been held for a record number of graduates. Ceremonies were held May 11 in Staples and May 12 in Brainerd, with nearly 1,200 candidates applying for degrees, diplomas, and/or certificates. Commencement speakers were two Minnesota governmental officials -- Sec. of State Mark Ritchie at Staples and Attorney Gen. Lori Swanson in Brainerd. Student senate presidents participating in the programs were LaToya Ross-McRae at Staples and Tony Allen at Brainerd. Alumni speakers were Mike Vogt at Staples and Kari Frisch at Brainerd.