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More than 1,000 students complete degree requirements, enter workforce
While the legislative session looms with difficult budget decisions that might forever change the landscape of higher education in Nevada, learning hasn’t stopped at TMCC. In fact, this Friday, more than 1,000 students will receive their degrees and certificates. TMCC prides itself on the positive ways it impacts Northern Nevada. More than 95 percent of TMCC students remain in Nevada to work and raise their families after completing their studies. The annual commencement ceremony, which will take place Friday at the Reno Sparks Convention Center at 10 a.m., is a true celebration of the hardworking and dedicated students who have continued to thrive in this difficult economy and have high hopes of joining the Northern Nevada workforce.
“TMCC is truly the jobs college. We work hard to prepare and graduate work-ready students through more than 50 programs of instruction,” said Dr. Maria Sheehan, President of TMCC. “The students at TMCC are truly remarkable and we are proud to provide the community with a highly-skilled, diverse workforce that are ready for industries located right here in Nevada.”
Truckee Meadows Community College will hold its annual commencement ceremony on Friday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. In addition to the conferring of degrees, the ceremony will include the presentation of the Model Dairy TMCC Faculty Excellence in Service Award, the Reno Gazette-Journal TMCC Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, alumni of the year and presentation of honor students.
Truckee Meadows Community College is a comprehensive community college located in Reno, Nevada, and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. With five college sites and more than 20 community locations, TMCC serves over 20,000 students each year in state-supported programs and another 12,000 students in non-credit workforce development classes. For more information, please go to www.tmcc.edu.