Columbia College–San Luis Obispo graduates Class of 2011

Columbia College–San Luis Obispo held commencement services May 27, 2011, in the Student Center on the Cuesta College campus, where 42 bachelor’s degrees were conferred.

Theresa Genova, campus director, served as emcee of the event. She also presented the graduates for the conferring of degrees. Officials from the main campus in Columbia, Mo., also were in attendance. Gary Oedewaldt, associate dean for Adult Higher Education, officially conferred the degrees. Dr. Kristi Miller, assistant professor of Education was the featured commencement speaker. Dr. Gil Stork, president of Cuesta College, was in attendance as part of the stage party and addressed the graduates during the ceremony. 

Trevor Forzetting was selected as the 2011 student speaker and class representative. His advice to fellow graduates was to continue to persevere and continue movement toward personal goals through “sharpening and cultivating our gifts and skills”… We must always be “learners” because educated minds are truly the most powerful tools in engaging in and navigating through life.”

After the ceremony, the graduates and their families celebrated at a reception hosted by the Columbia College Alumni Association. Several alumni and faculty members were on hand for the celebration, including, Sharon Howell, class of 2010, who provided the alumni charge.

“Earning a college degree requires hard work and dedication,” said Director Genova. “Commencement day is always such a meaningful day in the lives of our students and their families, as well as our faculty and staff.”
    Columbia College–San Luis Obispo Class of 2011