Parents, relatives, spouses, children and scores of well-wishers packed the Don Haskins Center Friday night, all there to celebrate El Paso Community College’s Fall Graduation.
A total of 2,234 degrees and certificates were granted by EPCC during the Commencement exercises.
“Graduation recognizes the prosperous futures of students who have completed their academic journey,” Dr. William Serrata, President said. “EPCC is committed to increasing the educational attainment in our region and commencement celebrates that success.”
The Fall 2017 Commencement Keynote was delivered by L. Frederick “Rick” Francis. Mr. Francis is Chairman of the Board for WestStar Bank Holding Company, Inc. and CEO of WestStar Bank.
Mr. Francis also serves as Chairman of the Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus and has served the Governing Board in multiple capacities since 1996. An EPCC Scholarship has been created in his honor.
EPCC is annually recognized as the top grantor of associate degrees to Hispanic students in the nation.