College of the Canyons will celebrate the 2014 class of graduates during their annual commencement ceremony on Friday.
The largest graduating class in the history of College of the Canyons will walk across the stage at the 2014 commencement ceremony this week.
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Representing a wide demographic and a variety of majors, 1,343 students will graduate at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, in the Honor Grove at the center of the Valencia campus.
This year’s graduating class is two percent larger than the class of 2013, which had 1, 317 students.
In a press release, COC highlighted other notable increases in certain demographics.
There will be 68 veterans graduating this year, coincidentally on the 70th anniversary of D-Day. In 2013, there were 39 veteran graduates.
And 793 men will be graduating this year, a higher percentage than women, and 20 percent more than last year.
COC’s youngest graduate of 2014 is 16 and the oldest is 72–seven graduates are older than 60.
The most popular majors among graduates include accounting, nursing, psychology, administration of justice, liberal arts and biology.
Twenty percent of the graduates, 271, are graduating with honors, meaning that they received a GPA of 3.5 or higher. The 24 students with perfect 4.0 GPAs graduate as the college’s 2014 valedictorians.
The commencement ceremony is open to family and friends, but limited seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Guests should arrive at 8:15 a.m. or earlier to allow time to find parking and a seat.
For those unable to attend the ceremony in person, COC will livestream the event. Click here to access the video at Campus Central on StretchInternet.com.
For more information about the classes and degrees offered at College of the Canyons, or to learn about their schedule of upcoming summer classes, click here.
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Source: Santa Clarita News