Downtown Needles, CA: Palo Verde Community College Needles Branch 2015 Commencement.

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Downtown Needles, CA: Palo Verde Community College Needles Branch 2015 Commencement.

A graduation ceremony was held on Thursday, June 4th, 2015 at the Palo Verde Community College Needles Branch (also know as the old and historic Claypool building) in Downtown Needles, California.

Steve Moffitt, Field Representative for San Bernardino County District 1 Supervisor Robert Lovingood, provided welcoming music on a guitar as the graduates walked in.

Among those in attended were Palo Verde Community College President and Superintendent Doctor Don Wallace, Palo Verde Community College District Board of Trustees President Doctor George Thomas, Vice President Ned Hyduke, and Chief Business Officer Russi Egan, City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget M.D., and Needles’ Trustees Ed Gonzales and Jerry Lewis.

Palo Verde Community College President and Superintendent Doctor Don Wallace said in his welcoming address that the graduates had achieved something most of their colleagues and friends have not in earning a degree and attributed their success to being able to visualize that outcome, and urged all of the graduates to see the next step in their lives and pursue those goals.

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City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget M.D. gave the keynote address focusing on opportunity and success, and then urged the graduates not to stop when they had achieved success.

Palo Verde Community College Needles Center Director Doctor Eva Munguia with Palo Verde Community College President and Superintendent Doctor Don Wallace presented the degrees and certificates to the graduates.

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David Chavez Jr., Daniel Guzman, Peggy Hazlett, Serena Niklas, Heather Obray, and Michelle Foley (Not Present) all received Associate Degrees.

Daniel Guzman, Heather Obray, and Holly Anderson received Certificates of Career Preparation.

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The graduation ceremony ended with group pictures and refreshments as family and friends congratulated their graduates.

**** You can watch the video of the Palo Verde Community College Needles Branch 2015 Commencement at the following ZachNews on YouTube website address: **

ZachNews thanks Palo Verde Community College Needles Branch for welcoming our cameras to their graduation ceremony and to Peggy Hazlett of Needles, California for informing ZachNews in advance of the graduation ceremony.

** Congratulations to all of the Class of 2015 graduates David Chavez Jr., Michelle Folly, Daniel Guzman, Peggy Hazlett, Serena Niklas, Heather Obray, and Holly Anderson. **

 

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