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GCC Graduation to be held Friday night in virtual format

This Friday evening, May 7, Gogebic Community College will hold its 87th commencement ceremony virtually. “Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 and to protect our students, their families, faculty and staff, we decided to host a virtual graduation ceremony to be aired on YouTube on Friday, May 7 at 6 p.m. CST at this link. This decision was not an easy one, and we are working diligently to provide students with a ceremony that they will remember,” said Dr. George McNulty, GCC President. Students will once again receive graduation boxes with a cap and gown, diploma cover and other memorable items to assist in the celebration of this momentous occasion.

Approximately 175 degrees and certificates will be awarded, including 29 Associate of Arts, 52 Associate of Applied Science, seven Associate of Applied Business, seven Associate of Applied Technology, eight Associate of Science degrees, and 71 Certificates of Completion.

The graduating class has 38 students graduating with high honors, which means these students have achieved an overall grade point average of 3.75 or higher, and 41 students are graduating with honors, which means that these students are graduating with a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.74.

Rylee Nicoletti, current GCC student graduating with High Honors and a 4.0 grade point average from Port Wing, WI and a 2019 graduate of South Shore High School is this year’s commencement speaker. Nicoletti’s future plans are to attend the University of Minnesota-Duluth in the fall to study health care administration. Her goal is to become a hospital administrator and make a difference in people’s lives. Prior to COVID-19, she was very active in the GCC basketball program, member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and a mentor in the TRiO Peer-Mentor program. She was a volunteer for South Shore elementary basketball games; referring and taking stats, and volunteered for various organizations such as the local Lion’s Club.

The graduates of 2020 and 2021 will have the opportunity to participate in the 2022 graduation ceremony and GCC encourages everyone to do so! “These students have persevered through a pandemic and emerged stronger, wiser, and bolder for it. We are excited to see what their future holds and the doors that will now be open as a result of their education at GCC,” said Dr. McNulty. Please contact the President’s office with any questions at (906) 307-1201 or email president@gogebic.edu.

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