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COC commencement Friday morning

Posted: June 3, 2009 9:13 p.m.
Updated: June 3, 2009 9:06 p.m.
 
College of the Canyons' class of 2009 will celebrate commencement at 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 5 in a beautiful outdoor setting on the main campus at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 01355.

The scene of many graduations and other college ceremonies and events, the college's Honor Grove is located in the center of the campus and will be outfitted with a stage for the presentation of diplomas and certificates as well as seating for the graduates and the proud families and friends who are sure to be in attendance.

Some interesting facts about COC's Class of 2009:

• Number of graduates - 1096
• Numbers of majors represented - 43
• Number of female graduates - 708 (65%)
• Number of male graduates - 388 (35%)
• Average age of the graduates - 26 years old
• 466 ethnic minorities are part of the graduating class
• The youngest graduate is 16 years old (we actually have two 16-year olds)
• The eldest graduate is 71 years old
• 12 students will graduate with 4.0 GPAs
• 190 students will graduate with honors
• 28 graduates are international students from a wide variety of countries including Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Romania, Russia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam
• The average class GPA is 3.03
• Graduates who are Armed Forces Veterans - 24
• Students who completed their degrees at the Canyon Country Campus combining on-campus and online classes - 2
• Graduates who took some of their classes at the Canyon Country campus - 523
• Leading Majors:
* Transfer Studies 399 graduates
* Nursing 156 graduates
* Biological & Phys. Science 79 graduates
* Accounting 63 graduates
* Social Science 48 graduates
* Business 36 graduates
* Admin of Justice 33 graduates
* English 29 graduates
* General Education 31 graduates
* Early Childhood Education 29 graduates
* Fire Technology 21 graduates
* History 20 graduates
* Mathematics 15 graduates

Guests should arrive by 9:15 a.m.

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