Ventura College Commencement May 20
Graduation Ceremony at 1:30 p.m.

VENTURA: The Ventura College 79th Annual Commencement Ceremony will be held at the Athletic Event Center on the Ventura College Campus on Wednesday, May 20. Ventura College’s graduation will be held on the same day as Oxnard College, and Moorpark College’s will be held on May 21. More than 1,300 students have earned degrees and certificates, and so are eligible to be recognized. The day’s events will include the traditional graduation breakfast, the processional ceremony and a reception for the graduates and their families. A sign-language interpreter will be utilized during the graduation ceremony, and an interpreter will be available upon request for the other events. The Commencement will be closed captioned and webcast live at – click on the webcast button.
The annual graduation breakfast will start serving at 9:00 a.m. in the main dining room in the Campus Center. The breakfast is cosponsored by the Ventura College Foundation and the Associated Students of Ventura College.
Commencement begins at 1:30 p.m. Dr. Robin Calote, Ventura College President, will address the group. The Chair of the Ventura County Community College District Board of Trustees Mr. Robert O. Huber, Vice Chair Stephen P. Blum, Esq., trustees Cheryl Heitmann, Arturo D. Hernández, and Dr. Larry O. Miller, the Chancellor of the Ventura Community College District, Dr. James M. Meznek, the Academic Senate President Peter Sezzi, the Classified Senate President Barbara Cogert, and Ms. Nancy Pham, the outgoing president of the Associated Students of Ventura College, will make brief remarks as well. Four faculty and staff members will announce the graduates.
The Ventura College President’s Office is hosting the post-ceremony reception for the graduates, their family, faculty and staff on the lawn behind Guthrie Hall, next to Central Campus Way, immediately after the ceremony.
For additional information, contact Alisa Sparkia Moore, Ventura College Public Information Officer, (805) 654-6462 or