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Lansing Community College Commencement Set for Sunday, May 17

Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley to give Commencement Address

LANSING, MICH. - Students and proud family members will gather for the 57th Commencement of Lansing Community College at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 17 at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center on the campus of Michigan State University.

More than 560 students will walk the stage to receive their Associate Degrees, Certificates of Completion, and Certificates of Achievement.

After a musical prelude as the students file into the Breslin Center, LCC President Brent Knight will greet the assemblage and deliver opening remarks.

"We always look forward to celebrating our graduates at Commencement," said President Knight. "It's a time to recognize the students for a job well done, and acknowledge our faculty and staff for their critical role in shaping today's students into tomorrow's leaders."

LCC Board Chairperson, Robert Proctor, will introduce this year’s commencement speaker – the Honorable Brian Calley.

On New Year's Day in 2011, Brian Calley was sworn in as America's youngest lieutenant governor. Brian has been named one of the "Ten Outstanding Young Americans" by the United States Junior Chamber and one of Crain's Detroit Business's "40 under 40." Other honors include the Small Business Association of Michigan's "Legislator of the Year" and Portland's "Outstanding Citizen of the Year."

LCC Provost and Senior Vice President, Dr. Richard Prystowsky, will present the candidates for graduation, and the members of the LCC Board of Trustees, along with President Knight, will have the honor of awarding the students with their well-earned degrees and certificates.

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College is Michigan's third largest community college with approximately 20,000 students attending each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from six partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit lcc.edu.

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