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2019 Commencement

LCCC’s 2019 Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 in the Ewing Field House on LCCC’s campus. Graduates from the Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019 and Summer 2019 semesters are invited and encouraged to participate in the Commencement ceremony.

Registration for the 2019 Commencement through our partner, Marching Order, will open soon. 


Keynote Speaker

Allan Golston

President of the United States Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Allan Golston - headshot of professional african american male smilingAllan C. Golston, president of the United States Program, leads the foundation’s efforts to advance educational opportunity and student achievement in the United States to ensure that all students – and particularly low-income students and students of color – receive a high-quality education that leads to success in college and their careers. He oversees the U.S. Program’s major areas of investment—Education, Economic Mobility and Opportunity, Special Initiatives, and Family Homelessness and Community Grants in Washington State.

Originally joining the foundation in 2000 as the chief financial officer, Allan felt a deep connection to the U.S. Program education work—which spans early learning, K-12, and postsecondary—and began serving as president in 2006.

Allan believes education provides a bridge to opportunity unlike any other in America, and he is committed to ensuring all young people have the education and opportunity they deserve. This includes a deep focus on equity in education and using data to get to better outcomes for students of all backgrounds.

Allan’s professional background is in finance, health care, and education. He holds an MBA from Seattle University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Colorado. Allan is an active community volunteer and serves on the boards of a number of regional and national organizations, including Charter Schools Growth Fund, Harley-Davidson, and Stryker Corporation.

Read the Press Release.


Apply for Graduation

Prior to graduation (Associate Degree, One-Year Technical Certificate and Short-Term Certificate), you must file a Graduation Candidacy Request Form. There is no fee to apply for graduation.

  • Pick up a Graduation Candidacy Request Form in Enrollment Services, at the Counseling desk, located in the Bass Library.
  • You may also complete your request online. 
    Graduation Candidacy Request Form


Graduation Filing Deadlines

Spring 2019:  March 15, 2019

Summer 2019: July 19, 2019