Red Rocks Community College News Release

More info: Kim Rein
May 16, 2012

RRCC Awards Over 1,300 Degrees/Certificates at Graduation on May 12

LAKEWOOD, CO – Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) presented more than 1,300 degrees and certificates at the college’s 42nd annual commencement ceremony at the Lakewood campus on Saturday, May 12.  RRCC granted Associate of Science, Associate of Arts, Associate of Applied Science, and Associate of General Studies degrees, plus certificates in hundreds of fields from Accounting to Wind Technology.

Since the college’s first commencement ceremony in 1970, approximately 31,000 students have graduated from RRCC. This year's class includes 202 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society students.

In addition to the graduates, also honored at this year's ceremony were:

Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year:
Heather Duncan, Mathematics

Full-Time Instructor of the Year:
Soomin Chun-Hess, Political Science
Keith Swain, Psychology Faculty

Part-Time Instructor of the Year:
Andrew Hicks, Mathematics
Matt Kailey, Psychology

Outstanding Graduate:                                  
Corissa Bowman
Rita Erickson
Special guests Dr. Nigel Middleton, RRCC Advisory Council Chair and Dr. John Trefny, State Board Vice Chair also delivered remarks to the graduates and guests.

More about Red Rocks Community College:  Established in 1969, Red Rocks Community College delivers high-quality, affordable education programs leading to two-year degrees or professional certificates. The college serves over 15,000 students per year online and at campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada.


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Graduation 2011Graduation 2012
Graduation May 12, 2012. Inclement weather changed the venue to Green Mountain High School this year.