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Imperial Valley College again will graduate a record number of students Saturday, June 8, during its 2019 commencement, according to a recent press release from the college.

There will be two separate ceremonies, the first begins at 9 a.m., and the second at 2 p.m. Both will be in the DePaoli Sports Complex. Admission is by ticket only. The record numbers continue a trend that began several years ago; to accommodate students and their families, IVC has split commencement ceremonies beginning in 2016.

Here is some additional data on the class of 2019:

  • Of the 1,252 graduates, 2,285 graduation petitions were received, which means students are receiving multiple degrees — the most with 12 degrees!
  • Of the 1,252 graduates who have petitioned for graduation, 666 are participating in commencement Saturday. This is a 12.5% increase in participation from 2018, which is the largest participating class in the history of IVC. For the fourth year now, the college had to hold two commencement ceremonies.
  • The oldest graduate this year is 69, and the youngest is 18.
  • In this year’s graduating class, 63% of the graduates are women and 37% are men.
  • Thirty-five percent of students are graduating with honors, attaining a 3.0 GPA or better. Those individuals are listed in the programs with one star by their name.
  • Twenty-four percent are graduating with distinction, with a 3.5 GPA or higher. Those individuals are listed in the program with two stars by their name.
  • Fifty-nine percent of graduates have earned a 3.0 (B) or better.
  • In the graduating class, 49 are graduating with an Associate in Science Degree in nursing.
  • In this year’s graduating class, there are 255 EOPS program participants this year, 195 EOPS students are wearing graduation regalia Saturday.
  • The Student Support Services TRIO Program had 97 graduates this year with 82 wearing graduation regalia.
  • This is the sixth IVUP graduating class from IVC with approximately 104 students, also wearing graduation regalia.
  • There is are mother-daughter, aunt-nephew, uncle-nephew, cousins, and other different family groups graduating together.

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