By Elizabeth Cheruto
The LBCC class of 2014 certificates and associate degrees will be bestowed to more than 1,500 graduates at the LAC Veterans Memorial Stadium at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 5.
Gerald Lunderville, 73, an art history major, has three master’s degrees and said, “I just like to keep learning. It keeps me young.”
Lunderville said, “The professors here are terrific, I have fond memories.” He took 29 years to graduate from LBCC.
Diana Granados, 32, a psychology and communication major, said, “Graduating means everything to me. All the hard work, struggles and sacrifice are worth it. I will transfer to Cal State Dominguez Hills and I am looking forward to start taking classes there.”
Tickets are not required to attend the ceremony and parking will be free. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Immediately after the ceremony a reception is planned with photo opportunities, music and a chance to connect with employees and friends.
Graduates may park or be dropped off near the check-in canopy at the south end of the Stadium. All other guests may park in the stadium parking lot.
People with disabilities will be directed to park in designated parking spaces at the east side of the Stadium. Additional maps may be accessed at lbcc.edu/yahoomap.
Photos from the ceremony will be available online after graduation.
Graduates may visit gradimages.com to view and order their pictures.
Programs will be available upon entrance to the commencement ceremony, highlighting graduates and distinguished guests. For the first time in LBCC history veterans will be recognized in the program.
Veterans will also have an honor cord for their caps.
Details may be found by calling student affairs at (562) 938-4552 or by visiting lbcc.edu/commencement.