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Lake Superior College to hold Spring Commencement Monday

By Jesse Robinson

Lake Superior College will hold its Spring Commencement ceremonies at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 13 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center’s (DECC) Symphony Hall.

This year, 752 students will graduate with a certificate, diploma, or associate degree from among 69 different program areas. Additionally, 48 high school students will receive both their high school diploma and a college award because of their participation in the free Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program.

Graduates hail from not only the Twin Ports area and across the region, but also includes students representing the countries of Brazil, Kenya, Nigeria and Vietnam. The oldest graduate receiving recognition will be 65 years young, while the youngest graduate with be 16 years old. Of the graduating class, 42.5% will graduate with honors, including 192 graduating with High Honors. There are 71 students who earned multiple awards.

“On behalf of Lake Superior College, we want to congratulate our graduates for their dedication and perseverance in reaching this milestone,” said Lake Superior College President Dr. Patricia Rogers. “As they move forward, we are confident they will continue to make meaningful contributions to their communities and beyond."

Addressing the attendees will be Student Senate President Kiera Sawinski, who is also graduating from Duluth East High School, along with local media professional Renee Passal, as the keynote speaker.

Prior to Commencement, the Lake Superior College Nurses Pinning Ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. in the Harbor Side Ballroom, at the DECC, to honor the approximately 90 students receiving their Nursing AS or their Practical Nursing Diploma.

LSC’s Commencement is open to the public. No tickets are required.