NCMC to honor 449 graduates in twin 2024 commencement events

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North Central Missouri College’s 2024 commencement will take place on May 4, 2024, featuring two distinct ceremonies at the Ketcham Community Center on the main campus in Trenton, Missouri. The morning ceremony, starting at 9:00 a.m., will honor graduates with associate degrees and certificates in non-nursing disciplines. The afternoon ceremony, starting at 1:00 p.m., will celebrate nursing graduates with their certificates, degrees, and pinnings. Additionally, both ceremonies will be live-streamed at

This year marks the 97th commencement ceremony at NCMC, awarding 502 degrees and certificates to 449 graduates. The degrees conferred include 109 Associate in Arts, 36 Associate in Arts in Teaching, 198 Associate in Applied Science, three Associate in General Studies, 11 Associate in Science, and 145 certificates. The graduates, ranging in age from 17 to 59, hail from multiple U.S. states—including California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Texas—as well as Canada, the Dominican Republic, Kenya, Panama, Venezuela, and the United States.

Distinguished speakers at this year’s ceremonies include North Central Missouri College Alumna and former President of State Fair Community College, Dr. Joanna Anderson, and Mike Poore, Chief Executive Officer of Mosaic Life Care. Dr. Anderson will address the morning ceremony, while Mike Poore will speak in the afternoon. The processional will be led by Faculty Senate President Amy Guthrie, with the Army National Guard 548th Transportation Company presenting the colors. Faculty Marshals for the event include Sarah Bird, Maryellen Harman, Korynn Skipper, Sophia Swink, Janna Ingram, Jack Green, Vel Westbrook, and Abby Bilby. NCMC student Sarabeth Michael will perform the national anthem at both ceremonies. Sawyer McCallon, Student Senate President, will provide the welcome and invocation for both sessions. Dr. Tristan Londre, Vice President of Academic Affairs, will present the class, and Dr. Lenny Klaver, President, will confer the degrees. Degrees and honors will be presented by President Klaver and the President of the Board of Trustees, with Dr. Kristen Alley, Vice President of Student Affairs, facilitating the turning of the tassel. Chris Hoffman, trustee and alumnus, will welcome the new alumni.

NCMC advises the community to anticipate increased traffic and business activity over the weekend and recommends preparing for the influx of visitors to Trenton, Missouri.

The complete list of those graduating can be seen here (in pdf format) or below, embedded in this article.  The list is also available in Excel format at this link.  There are 55 pages in the PDF file with students listed first and then degrees following after.


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