A college advisor wants to recognize the achievements of all current Madera Community College students this year, not just those who are completing degrees. To do this, Dan Rivera, Educational Advisor, has organized the 2013 Baccalaureate set for May 11.
Open to Madera Community College students who are either earning an associate degree, a vocational certificate or transferring to a four-year university, the second annual baccalaureate will take place at 6 p.m. at Madera Baptist Church, 1264 S. Golden State Blvd.
“In addition to recognizing those earning a degree, it affords the opportunity for those earning a certificate or who are transferring to have their moment in the spotlight,” said Rivera. “Those earning a certificate or those transferring usually have no ceremony in which to invite family to share in their success.”
A baccalaureate is a church service held in honor of those completing an educational endeavor. The hour-long service will be dedicated to Madera Community College Center’s achievers and will be comprised of music, prayer, scripture reading and a sermon. Students will also be recognized individually as their educational achievement and future goals are announced. The baccalaureate is free, but students must provide their own cap and gowns. It is open to the public...