CCE Students and Staff Recently Celebrated a New Class of Graduates at Commencement
In May, the University of Minnesota College of Continuing Education conferred degrees on 200 students, nearly half of whom packed into Northrop Auditorium with friends and family to share the appropriately grandiose pomp and excitement of commencement. Even the stifled smiles of the shyest shone through as graduates took the ceremonial walk across the Northrop stage to receive their degrees. All of these glistening smiles were earned, and many uniquely so.
One of the special aspects of the CCE graduation ceremony is the students who comprise the College, and the unique life and educational goals that have brought them here. The CCE serves a broad array of students, from undergraduate students to adults finishing up a degree, and anything in between. While there are program names and degree buckets for classification's sake, CCE students are not what most would consider traditional, and neither are the disciplines they study.