2011 Ventura College Graduation Ceremony

2011 Ventura College Graduation Ceremony


(“Pomp and Circumstance”) – Please be seated. (crowd cheering) Honored graduates, members
of the board of trustees, faculty and staff, families and friends. I’m Dr. Robin Calote and as
President of Ventura College, it is my honor to convene the 81st annual Ventura College commencement. (cheering) Would you please rise
now and remain standing for our national anthem. (drums) (“Star Spangle Banner”) Thank you, please be seated. (cheers) At this time, it is my
pleasure to introduce the special guests who are
seated behind me on the stage. Mr. Stephen Blum, chair
of the board of trustees and representative for area one. (applause) Mr. Arturo Hernandez, vice-chair
of the board of trustees and representative for area five. (applause) Ms. Dianne McKay, member
of the board of trustees and representative of area two. (applause) Dr. Larry Miller, member
of the board of trustees and representative for area three. (applause) Mr. Bernardo Perez, member
of the board of trustees and representative of area four. (applause) Mr. James Chang, student trustee. (applause) Dr. James (mumbles), chancellor
of the Ventura County Community College district. (applause) Mr. Romero Sanchez,
executive vice-president of student learning for Ventura College. (applause) Mr. David Keebler, vice-president
of business services for Ventura College. (applause) Mr. Peter (mumbles)
president of academic senate. (applause) Ms. Barbara (mumbles), president
of the classified senate. (applause) Ms. Kathleen Leonard, president of the associated students
of Ventura College. (applause) And the three faculty members
who will be assisting us with the reading of the graduates names, Mr. Robert Chapparo, (cheers and applause) Ms. Becky Hull, (applause and cheers) and Ms. Deborah Pollack. (applause and cheers) Graduates, speaking on behalf of the entire Ventura College community, we are honored to be able to share in this celebration of your achievement. Graduation is a time of
great excitement and joy, a time for celebrating past accomplishments and new beginnings. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the
beauty of their dreams.” I hope your dreams take you to
the highest of your hopes… Hard to do things one handed. To the windows of your accomplishments and to the most special
places of your mind and imagination have ever known. Congratulations, I wish each and every one of you the very best. (applause and cheers) As my mobility is limited today, in a moment I will be
turning over the microphone to Executive Vice President Sanchez who will introduce the
rest of today’s speakers and who will complete the
graduation ceremony on my behalf. Before I do this however, I
would like to take a moment to recognize and honor Nick Caverland, a Ventura College student who passed away after a tragic accident
one week ago today. Nick had completed his course
work at Ventura College and was preparing to study Entho-botany at the University of
Hawaii, Manoa next fall. He was described by his
teachers and friends as friendly, committed
and excited about learning and the future before him. We regret that he is not
marching in graduation with the rest of you today as
his story embraced the best of what Ventura College
represents to the community. Would you please join me
now in a moment of silence in remembrance of Nick Caverland. Thank you. Again, my congratulations
to the graduates. I’ll now turn over the microphone to Executive Vice
President, Romero Sanchez. (applause) – Thank you Dr. Calote. At this time, I would
like to introduce to you Mr. Stephen Blum, chairman
of the board of trustees for the Ventura County
Community College district. (applause) – Thank you. Thank you. Good morning, thank you President Calote. If you don’t mind, I’ll
stand when I give my speech. (audience laughs) On behalf of the Ventura
County Community College board, let me extend my congratulations to the Ventura College class of 2011. (cheering) Let me also extend our
deepest gratitude and thanks to our outstanding staff and faculty who helped make this happen. (cheers and applause) I think we can say we’re
blown away by your work. Graduates, make sure you
thank these wonderful people as well as your family and
friends who supported you and made this day possible. Also enjoy today’s moment. Enjoy your achievement. In spite of the economy,
the fewer class options, the larger classes and everything else, you persevered and succeeded. Make perseverance and
success a life long habit. Don’t stop here, go out
and continue your education and your career and make possible many more days of celebration. And along your life’s journey, be nice, work hard, help others, be honest, eat your vegetables and do what you can to ensure that others have the same opportunity that you have had here. And enjoy your life because life, unlike this
speech, will go fast. (audience laughs) It says I’m supposed pause for laughter. (audience laughs) In conclusion, that’s the
part you’ve been waiting for, best wishes to you all and
once again, congratulations. (cheering and applause) – Now it’s my pleasure to introduce to you to bring a few words from our academic senate
president Mr. Peter (mumbles) (applause) – As stated by the late 20th century musical poet Billy Corgan, “Today is the greatest
day I’ve ever know.” My name is Peter (mumbles)
Ventura College librarian and VC alumnus from the class of 1997. However, in my role as academic
senate president today, I have the honor and privilege speaking on behalf of all faculty. From the athletic fields
to the science labs, from small creative writing
courses to large lecture halls of general education courses, I know that I speak for all
of Ventura College faculty when I say how proud we all are of you and your accomplishments. Now being a faculty
member has its privileges, but being a faculty member
also has it’s challenges. This year was no exception. In addition to all the work
that we did in the classroom, laboratory, counseling office,
athletic field and library, this year also found us faculty busy with many additional (mumbles). In fact, do us all a favor. Let’s not even mention
(mumbles) learning outcomes at least until August. (audience laughs) The greatest privilege that
any of us have as faculty is being part of changing lives and today’s commencement
is a visible manifestation of our work when we see
you, our former students, turning into successful graduates. Graduates, today is your
day but before I close, I wanna ask, I would like to ask all the Ventura College faculty to stand. Please join me in thanking
them for all their hard work and effort in this past academic year. (cheers and applause) Thank you. On behalf of all Ventura College faculty, congratulations on all
your hard work graduates and on all your accomplishments. We are proud of you. We wish you continued success in whatever path life takes you. And don’t forget that no
matter where life takes you, Ventura College will always
be here for you in the future. As English avant-garde
musical artist Rick Astley himself once stated,
“Ventura College is never gonna give you up, it’s
never gonna let you down. It’s never gonna run
around and desert you.” We will always be here for you. In closing and with my sincerest apologies to Australian musical
wordsmith Angus Young, I would like to ask
all the faculty present to join me in congratulating
the class of 2011 by calling to mind the
following prophetic words: “For those about to
graduate, we salute you.” (applause) – [Romero] Thank you Peter. Please joining me in
welcoming Ms. Barbara Covert, President of the classified senate. (applause and cheers) – I speak to you today on behalf of all the classified professionals that have assisted you
here at Ventura College. From admissions to diplomas, we are a part of the large group of folks who helped to make today happen. While what we do is our job, I know I speak for all when
I say how gratified we are in knowing that our efforts
have made the difference in your lives and those around you. Graduation is our reward as well as yours. Thank you and congratulations. (applause) – Thank you Barbara. And And finally, please
welcome Ms. Kathleen Leonard, President of the Associate
Student Government, who has worked with
her student senate team to accomplish great things this year. Kathleen? (applause) – Thank you Mr. Sanchez. Chancellor (mumbles), members
of the board of trustees and honored guests, I’m
thrilled to be standing here before you today amongst
inspiring faculty, staff and administrators
of Ventura College to honor the dynamic
graduating class of 2011. On behalf of those graduating today, I would like to extend
to our family and friends that are in attendance our
warm feelings of gratitude and love for your
encouragement and support throughout our college years. At this time, I would
also like to acknowledge those loved ones that could not be with us and those that are overseas
in the armed forces out of state, and across the world. For those of you that are
watching this ceremony via webcast or (mumbles) television, we thank you and honor you
for your love and interest in seeing each of us as college graduates reach this pivotal moment in
our own individual histories. As I look out on the
sea of graduates today, I’m reminded of what it truly means to be a Ventura College pirate. Each of us have commanded our own ships and charted a course towards our dreams to reach this destination today. In the words of Omar Bradley, “Each of us have set our
course by the stars in the sky and not by the light
of every passing ship.” Graduates, today we have arrived. (applause and cheers) Many of you are here today
because you were fortunate enough to reach the light house
of the Promise program, Ventura College’s beacon of light and hope for graduating high school
students in Ventura county. The Promise program
offers graduating seniors a scholarship opportunity
where they may attend Ventura College for their first academic school year free of charge. I know that each of you
that have received this gift of education from the
Ventura College Foundation would like me to extend to those members of the community that have
donated to the Promise program your heartfelt thanks
and sincere appreciation and to extend your thanks
to the members of the board and staff of the Ventura
College foundation. As your student senate president, I would like to acknowledge
the amazing legacies that were created by the
2011 graduating class. The three legacies that
I’m the most proud of are Ventura College’s very first online journal, Pirate Soup. Yay. (applause) The $450,000 renovation
to the student center and in particular, the
transformation of the student lounge designed by students, for students and the ASBC endowed scholarship. I would like to thank
the many student leaders that helped make these legacies possible and I look forward to the new chapter that will be written by
next year’s student leaders. On behalf of those graduating today, I would like to thank our
extraordinary teachers for their wisdom and knowledge that you have shared with each of us. Your teachings and love of your subject will forever be remembered. To our mentors, we thank you for being the examples that we needed. As we set sail today towards our future you will forever be in our
hearts and held in high regard. Graduates, as we continue on
to the next leg of our journey, always take pride in your
time at Ventura College. Be proud of what you have accomplished and continue to create possibilities that will change your
lives and make this world and our community, a better place to live. In closing, I would like to recite a poem that a wise teacher once shared with me throughout my time here
at Ventura College. The poem is called Creativity
and it’s by Alan Ashley Pitt. “When a man follows the crowd, he will usually get no
further than the crowd. But when a man walks alone, he’s likely to find himself in places that he’s never been before. Creativity and living is not
without (mumbles) difficulties for peculiarity breeds contempt. And the unfortunate thing
about being ahead of your time is that when people finally realize that you were right, they will
say it was obvious all along. You have two choices in life. You can blend into the mainstream
or you can be distinct. To be distinct, you must be different. To be different, you must strive to be what no one else but you can be.” Be different graduates. Strive to be what no
one else but you can be. Live your dreams, plan for success and look forward to the
wonderful future that awaits you. It has been honor serving you throughout the 2010, 2011 academic year. I dedicate this speech to Nick (mumbles) and the (mumbles) family
and I offer each of you my heartfelt love and respect. Congratulations to each of you. (cheers and applause) – Thank you, Kathleen. Alright, the speeches are over. (cheers) And we thank each of the presenters for their words of
wisdom and encouragement. At this time, will all
the graduates please rise? (cheers and applause) These graduates have
been recommended to me and to the board of trustees by the faculty of Ventura College as having successfully completed the requirements set forth
by the state of California for the Associate of
Arts and Sciences degrees and certificate of achievements. According to the action
taken by governing board, and by the authority vested in me as the executive vice
president of Ventura College, I declare the Associates degrees, certificates of achievements
to be confirmed. Friends, family, faculty,
staff and dignitaries, I present to you the
graduating class of 2011. (cheers and applause) Congratulation graduates,
you may be seated. Could the trustees
please take their places on either side of the stage. Mr. Chapparo, Ms. Hull and Ms. Pollack, please begin the reading
of the list of graduates. – [Woman] They’re gonna fly away, so. We’re gonna have to be sharing the podium. Okay. – [Person In Audience] We love you Ashley! – Come on up! Come on up! And then you come up the (mumbles) Stand right here and when I say your name, you walk up to him (mumbles) – [Male Faculty Member] (mumbles) – [Becky] Katherine Corino. (cheers and applause) – [Robert] James Ryan Brunal, Associate of Science. – [Becky] My-Nin-Der Power. – Caitlyn Don-yell Miller, Associate of Arts, Fine Arts emphasis. – Tan Er-way, Associate degree, nursing. (applause and cheers) – Tiffany Elise Smith, Associate of Arts with an emphasis in liberal arts. – Megan Shaner, ADN nursing. – Rebecca Fernandez, Associate
of Science, highest honors. – Tree-Oh-Nah Renee Jones,
Associate degree, nursing. – [Robert] Adriana
(mumbles) Associate of Arts in child development. – [Becky] Lee-Sha Marie,
Associate degree, nursing. – Jenna Lorraine Wee-da-meyer, Associate of Arts in theater arts. – Christine Ann Kelley,
Associate degree, nursing. (cheers) – Eric Jeffrey McCowan, Associate of Arts in theater arts with highest honors. – [Becky] McKayla Joe Frank,
Associate degree, nursing. (cheering) – Max Delly, Associate of Arts with natural science
emphasis, highest honors. – Christian K. Ortiz, Associate degree. – Louie Vasquez, Jr, Associate of Arts, Associate of Science. – Hugo Ortiz, Associate degree, nursing. (cheering) – Al J. Va-le-rio, Associate of Science. (cheering) – [Becky] Mary Francis Peterson,
Associate degree, nursing. (cheering) – Becky Josephine (mumbles)
Associate of arts. – Monae Nicole Mendoza,
Associate degree, nursing. (cheering) – Soyla Tobar, Associate of Arts. (cheering) – Shannon Renee Moore,
Associate degree, nursing. (cheering) – Lorraine (mumbles) Quintanilla,
Associate of Arts degree. – Gloria Martinez,
Associate degree, nursing. (cheers) – Megan Shauna Sinet, Associate or Arts. – Nancy Erica Mejia,
Associate degree, nursing. (cheers) – Cambria Ann Garner, Associate of Arts in general liberal arts and sciences. – Myra Suzanna Varajas,
Associate degree, nursing. (cheering) – Alan David Stage, Associate of Arts with social behavioral science emphasis. Gold tassel, gold cord. (cheering) – [Becky] Shelby Allen,
Associate degree, nursing. (cheering) – Colleen Katherine McLachlan, Associate of Arts in
agricultural plant science. – Carla Alcaraz,
Associate degree, nursing. – Ana Arenas, Associate of Arts in social behavioral sciences. – Nancy (mumbles)
Associate degree, nursing. (cheering) – Adolfo Arenas, Associate of Science in business management. – Janice Ray Luna,
Associate degree in nursing. – Stephanie Marie Zen-de-has, Associate of Arts in liberal arts. – Umberto Martinez, Associate
degree, social sciences. – Jennifer (mumbles) Associate of Arts, emphasis in arts and humanities. – [Becky] Katia Elizabeth
Savala, liberal arts. – [Robert] Rachel Burr, Associate
of arts with high honors. – Jessica Aurela (mumbles)
natural sciences. – Kimberly Carmona, Associate
of Arts in sociology emphasis social behavioral
sciences with honors. – Lindsay Claire (mumbles)
associate degree, criminal justice. – Monica Christina
Lopez, Associate of Arts with social behavioral sciences emphasis. – Rafael Ochoa, Associate degree, general liberal arts and sciences. – Italia Guadalupe
Rosales, Associate of Arts and general liberal arts and sciences. – (Mumbles) Associate of Science degree. – Esmeralda Jimenez
(mumbles) Associate of Arts and general liberal arts and sciences. – [Becky] Daniel Henson Stem-men-ger, Associate degree, liberal arts. – Lucy Cisneros, Associate of Arts in general liberal arts and sciences. – [Becky] Tamra Dawn
Stem-men-ger, Associate degree, behavioral sciences. – Shelby Yonce, Associate
of Arts in English. – Ammond James Stewart, Associate degree, liberal arts with an emphasis
in arts and humanities. – Dylan Frank Patrick Yonce, Associate of Arts in liberal arts. – Israel C. Rios, Associate
degree with an emphasis in math and science. – Katherine Monique (mumbles) Associate of Science in criminal justice. – [Becky] Natasha Dawn Hart, Associate of Science in supervision. – Dana Marie Solis, Associate of Science in general liberal arts and sciences with an emphasis in accounting. – Crystal Ismerlda Lopez,
Associate degree, liberal arts. – Rodrigo (mumbles) Associate of Science in welding, with honors. – Brittany Ann Rimney, Associate degree in holistic
studies and liberal arts. – Kimberley Denise Banales, Associate of Arts of science degree. – Michelle (mumbles) Associate of Arts in liberal arts and science with honors. – Natalie Yessnia
Estrada, Associate of Arts in social behavioral sciences. – Alma G. Hernandez,
Associate of Science degree, general business, executive business. – Dora Hernandez, Associate
of Arts in health sciences. – Annie Morales, Associate of Arts degree in liberal arts. – Dora Luz (mumbles)
Associate of Arts degree. – [Becky] Armando Robles,
Associate of Science degree. – Veronica Arenas, Associate
of Arts degree, highest honors. – Okay, (mumbles) Associate of Science degree. – Vanessa M. De-la-oh, Associate of Arts in general liberal arts and
sciences in bookkeeping. – Vanessa Sanchez Aguillre,
Associate of Arts degree liberal arts and sciences. – Mariebelle (mumbles)
Associate of Arts degree in general liberal arts and sciences. – [Becky] Luz Marie Quevas,
Associate of Science degree. – Desire Yvonne Rios with
math and science emphasis, Associate of Arts degree. – Ma-Naz (mumbles) Associate
of Science degree in radiology. – Kelly Marie Tracy, Associate of Arts in liberal studies, with honors. – [Becky] Jefferey Hayden Bush, Associate of Arts degree in psychology. – Sarah Alicia Morillo, Associate of Arts with an emphasis in social sciences. – Mark Antony Martinez, Jr. Associate of Arts degree
in criminal justice. – Stephanie Ann Bower, Associate of Arts in social sciences, highest honors. – Brianna Pa-na-pa, Associate
of Arts degree with honors. (cheering) – Brandy Marie Angeles, Associate of Art in social behavioral sciences. – Naima Raquel (mumbles)
Associate of Arts degree in social sciences. – Tyler James Malaney, Associate of Arts with highest honors. (cheering) – Mya (mumbles) Associate
of Arts in mathematics. – (Mumbles) Mendez, Associate
of Arts in architecture. – Ricardo (mumbles) Associate of Science in criminal justice. (cheering) – Joel Alfonso Chavez, Associate
of Arts in liberal arts. – Michelle Lynn Phillips,
Associate of Arts in behavioral sciences. – Eloisa (mumbles) Associate of Arts, liberal arts and sciences. – John William Los, Associate of Arts general education with math and natural sciences emphasis, honors. (cheering) – Ryan Dwayne Pimental, Associate of Arts in psychology and liberal arts. – [Becky] Darmond (mumbles)
Patel, Associate of Arts in arts and humanities. – Arlene S. Hernandez, Associate of Arts in social behavioral science emphasis. – Angela Strength,
Associate Science degree in liberal arts and
sciences, highest honors. (cheering) – Katie Salcedo, Associate of Arts in social behavioral
sciences and sociology. – [Becky] Megan Kimberly
Sharpe, general studies with an emphasis in natural
sciences and honors. – Ar-Ra-Celly C. Reyes, Associate of Arts in social
behavioral sciences, sociology. – [Becky] Susan Renee Burke,
Associate of Arts degree in liberal arts. – Alysa Lauren Esparza,
Associate of Arts degree, social behavioral sciences. – Samantha Woo, Associate of Arts degree general liberal arts with highest honors. – Daniel Hernandez,
Associate of Arts degree. – Eric Ap-o-daka, Associate of
Arts degree in architecture. (cheering) – Erica (mumbles)
Associate of Science degree in criminal justice. – [Becky] Urlinda (mumbles)
Associate of Arts degree in natural sciences with highest honors. – Antonio Savala, Jr. Liberal arts degree (mumbles) – Rafael Eduardo (mumbles)
Associate of Arts degree in social sciences with highest honors. – [Robert] Joseph Angel (mumbles) Associate of Arts degree,
social behavioral sciences. – Jerome Ivan Washington II, Associate of Science degree in business management and accounting. – Marisela Torres,
Associate of Arts degree social behavioral sciences. – Tammy Tiporo, Associate of
Arts degree in general studies, natural science emphasis with honors. – [Robert] Crystal Lorraine
Cornelius, Associate of Arts degree in humanities. – [Becky] Sarah Louise Bauer,
Associate of Arts degree emphasis on natural sciences. – Judy Yvonne Lopez,
Associate of Arts degree in the social behavioral sciences. – Okay, Teresa Mon-toy-as,
Associate of Arts degree with emphasis on social
behavioral sciences and president of the honor society. – Lisa Trina Avila, Associate of Arts in the arts and sciences emphasis. – Nora Linda Garcia,
Associate of Arts degree in social sciences. – Joseph Michael Servantes, Jr III, Associate of Arts in general
liberal arts and sciences. – [Becky] Briana Lea Spoon,
Associate of Arts degree in holistic studies. – Jorge Reyes, Associate of Science degree in criminal justice. – Chelsea Eliza Balet,
Associate of Arts degree in general studies with honors. – Monica Robles, Associate of Arts degree in criminal justice, Associate of Arts in general liberal arts and sciences. – [Becky] Jordan Angalie Miller, Associate of Arts degree
in general studies. – Nathan Anthony Holderbean,
Associate of Science in welding with high honors. (cheering) – Elizabeth Dawn Hunt,
Associate of Science in social and behavioral
sciences, honor society member. – Eric Monique Martinez, Associate of Arts in general liberal arts and sciences. – Jessica Renee Bo-shell,
Associate of Arts degree in general studies. – Elisa Nicole Hernandez,
Associate of Arts degree in arts and humanities emphasis. – Aquadia Victoria Loredo,
Associate of Science degree in social and behavioral science dean’s list with honors. – Jesse Daniel Cisneros,
Associate of Arts degree in general liberal arts and sciences. – [Becky] Emma Louis Herrera,
Associate of Arts degree in liberal arts. – Angela M. Perez,
Associate of Arts degree in liberal studies. – Noel Martinez, Associate of Arts degree in general studies liberal arts. – Norma L. Rosso, Associate of Arts degree in liberal studies,
Associate of science degree in child development. – Jessica Lynn Gonzalez,
Associate of Arts. – Sarah Lara, Associate of Arts degree in liberal studies and
associate of science in child development. – Tiffany D. Gonzalez,
Associate of Arts degree emphasis social sciences. – Latisia M. Gomez, Associate of Science in child development,
certificate of achievement and highest honors. – Carina A. Ferrer,
Associate of Arts degree emphasis social sciences. – Maria Laura Pena, child development certificate of achievement. – Katelyn Denise (mumbles)
Associate of Arts degree. – Nicolette Marie Walker,
Associate of Science in child development, associate of arts in social behavioral science emphasis. – Jennifer Nicole Aruaz Martinez, Associate of Arts degree, emphasis in social and
behavioral sciences. – Gabriella Viveros,
certificate of achievement in child development. – Matthew Ryan Sims,
Associate degree liberal arts. – Isadora Ache Roman,
certificate of achievement in child development. – Andreas Adrian Garcia,
AA degree social sciences. – Wendy Ann Caplin Beam,
Associate of Science and child education, associate of arts in social and behavioral
sciences, with honors. – (Mumbles) Ramos Flores,
Associate of Science math and science degree. – Rihanna Cherise Carillo,
Associate of Science in child development, associate of arts in humanities, with honors. – [Becky] (Mumbles) Associate
degree, general liberal arts. – Lina Marie Moreno,
Associate of Science degree in math and science. – Janet (mumbles) Associate degree, general liberal arts and sciences. – Ariana Mercado, Associate of Arts degree in general studies. – Claudia Yvette Gonzales,
Associate of Arts degree social and behavioral sciences. – Jennifer Rivas,
Associate of Science degree in liberal studies. – Brenda Anita Comacho,
Associate of Science degree. – Stephanie Julia White, Associate of Arts emphasis on social sciences. – Christina Rodriguez, Associate degree liberal arts and sciences. – Melanie Christine Gonzales,
Associate of Science in commercial art. – Martha Martinez,
Associate of Arts degree. – Stephanie Denise Hernandez,
Associate of Arts degree in liberal arts and sciences, dean’s list. – Linda Guadalupe Corona-Hunt,
Associate degree in business. – Betty Ortiz, Associate of
Arts degree in liberal arts. – Sam-Sie Si-o-mara Sar-ty, Associate degree social
and behavioral sciences. – Samata (mumbles) Associates
degree in general studies with an emphasis in natural sciences. – Cassandra N. Barajas,
Associate of Science degree accounting, AA degree
liberal arts and sciences. – Malik Ahmad Al-Hark,
Associate of Science degree in radiology. – Camille (mumbles) Associate degree liberal arts, anthropology. – Sara Alcantara (mumbles)
Associate of Arts degree in general liberal arts and sciences. – Cheyenne Ghoul, Associate
degree behavioral science, graduating with honors. – Cassandra (mumbles)
Associate of Science degree in natural sciences. – Joshua James Young,
Associate degree liberal arts. – Tiffany Jane Clanton,
Associate of Arts degree general liberal arts and sciences. – Amanda Marie Coronado,
Associate of Science degree in business. – Candace Nicole (mumbles) Rosales, Associate of Arts degree. – McKenna Amanda
(mumbles) Associate degree in general liberal arts and sciences. – Gabrielle Christine (mumbles) Associate of Arts degree in
liberal arts with high honors. – Alisha Marie Olivarez-Kingsbury, Associate degree, behavioral sciences. – Raquel Kee-has, Associate of Arts degree in social and behavioral sciences. – Ariana Denise Mendoza, Associate degree natural sciences. – Eric Patrick Burton,
Associate of Arts degree in liberal arts. – Aurora (mumbles) Associate degree in science. – Justina (mumbles) Associate of Arts degree in liberal arts. – [Becky] Raquel Rodriguez, certificate of achievement
criminal justice. – Samantha Newman Dunham,
Associate of Arts degree liberal arts, social
and behavioral sciences. – Carlos S. (mumbles)
AA degree theater arts. Good, good. – Cody John Roberts,
Associate of Science degree in drafting and industrial
design with honors. – Maria (mumbles) Associate of science degree, accounting. – Ashley Briann Warner,
Associate of Arts degree in liberal arts. – Gabriella Cortez, Associate
degree in general studies, associates in social sciences. – April Danielle Robledo,
Associate of Science degree in accounting. – Ann Tran, AA degree
in business management. – Laura Christine Herman,
Associate of Science degree in social sciences. – Alisa (mumbles) AA
degree with an emphasis in art and humanities. – Paul Daniel Lindman,
Associate of Science in math and science with honors. – Adriana Paulina
Guererro, AA degree social and behavioral sciences. – Denise Lynn Atkins, Associate of Science with certificate in early
childhood education, with honors. – Joseph Albert (mumbles) AA degree general liberal arts and sciences. – Elena Michelle Cruz,
Associate of Arts degree in theater arts with high honors. And she won the theater proficiency award. – Robert (mumbles) AA degree in sociology, highest honors. – Kenny Robert Hayley, Associate of Arts. – Emily N. Martinez,
AA degree in business. – Jessica Amaro, AA
degree in liberal arts. – [Becky] Katelyn Marie
Randall, AA degree business. – Rashid (mumbles) AA degree in liberal arts, 4.0 GPA. – Annalee Portia Kay-ling, AS degree in accounting with honors. – Sarah Elizabeth
(mumbles) Associate of Arts degree in humanities. – Angela Jane (mumbles)
AA degree, communication. – Christina Maria
Moreno, Associate of Arts in general liberal arts and sciences. – Ray Pop-pop-a-gulto,
AS degree in accounting. – Rodrigo Mendez, Associate of Arts with social behavior sciences emphasis. – Brenda Castillo, AA degree
liberal arts and sciences, AS degree in criminal justice. – Monique Gabrielle Martinez,
Associate of Science in criminal justice,
certificate of achievement in criminal justice. – Joseph Rodriguez, Jr. AA degree natural sciences and math. – Brendan Joseph (mumbles) Associate of Science
and business management, Associate of Arts in general
liberal arts and sciences. – Guadalupe Mata Armstrong, AA degree emphasis in natural science. AA degree social and behavioral sciences. – Katie Ramos, Associate of Arts in general liberal arts and sciences. – Maria Delores Resinos,
AA degree in accounting. – Sandy (mumbles) Associate of Arts in general liberal arts and sciences. – Cesar Eduardo Soriano, AA degree. – Evelyntina Marie
Gomez, Associate of Arts in psychology with honors. – Ashley Justine Peacock, AA degree emphasis in social and behavioral
sciences with high honors. – Bernadette Theresa
Alamillo, Associate of Arts with emphasis in social
behavioral sciences. – Malvika Jane, AS degree in accounting with highest honors. – Brenda Hernandez, Associate of Arts with general liberal of arts and sciences, social behavioral sciences emphasis. – U-Kee-Ko Pa-ret,
Associate of Arts degree with music with piano
performance and highest honors. – Megan Michelle (mumbles) Associate of Science degree. – Rochelle Marie Webb, Associate of Arts and liberal studies. – Patricia Foe, Associate
of Science degree. – Kayla Faith Hensley, Associate of Arts degree in psychology with honors. – Heather Diane (mumbles)
Associate of Science degree. – Axel Alejandro Gonzalez,
Associate of Arts degree and social and behavioral science. Associate of Arts degree in both. – Dylan (mumbles) Birch,
Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in anthropology. – Gabriele Salazar, Jr.
Associate of Arts degree in social and behavioral sciences. – Eric James Barela,
Associate of Science degree in architecture with honors. – [Man] Outstanding, outstanding. – Brenda Yvette Mendez,
Associate of Arts degree in arts and humanities with honors. – Destiny G. Taylor, Associate of Science degree in business. – Katelynn Rebecca (mumbles) Associate of Arts degree in
liberal studies with honors. – Katelynn Simone Pol-tee,
Associate of Science degree social behavioral sciences. – Sarah Hal-ree, Associate of arts degree in general ed. – Christopher Paul Balderas,
Associate of Science degree in criminal justice. – Jamie Elizabeth Ro-chey, Associate of Arts degree
in general education. – Patricia (mumbles) Martinez, certificate of achievement
in automotive technology. – [Man] Alright! – Magdalena Luna, Associate of Arts degree in child development. – Neil Richard Hamill,
Associate of Arts degree in general education with honors. – Daniella (mumbles)
Associate of Science degree in liberal arts and sciences. – Johnathan Jeffrey Jervis,
Associate of Arts degree in general education with highest honors. – Latisia Martinez,
Associate of Science degree in criminal justice. – Keisha Maria Chantel O’Brien, Associate of Science degree in social behavioral sciences emphasis. – Jose Manuel Ortiz,
Associate of Arts degree Associate of Arts in humanities. – [Robert] Erica Enriques,
associate of science degree in behavioral sciences. – Devin (mumbles) Anderson, Associate of Arts degree
in science and math with highest honors. – Nelsy (mumbles)
Associate of Science degree in criminal justice. – Merrick Ronald Anderson, Associate of Arts degree
in general studies. – Claudia Cortez,
Associate of Science degree in criminal justice. – Carmen (mumbles)
Associate of Science degree. – Vita Saunders, Associate
of Science degree in liberal arts. – Monica Yvette Garcia, Associate of Arts degree in psychology. – Michelle Renee Boat-ler,
Associate of Arts degree in general studies. – Martin J. Marez,
Associate of Arts degree in criminal justice and social science. – Geneva (mumbles) Vega, Business Management
certificate of achievement. – Elizabeth Ma-res,
Associate of Science degree in environmental science and mathematics. – Noemi Laura Lopez, Associate of Arts and
Associate of Science degree in early childhood development and certificate of achievement
in child development. (cheering) – Claudia Lopez Jaurez,
Associate of Arts degree in sociology, dean’s list. – Dalila Lisette Rodriguez, Associate of Arts with a social behavioral sciences emphasis. – Maria Saldivar (mumbles) Associate of Arts in nursing. – [Man] Oh, congratulations (mumbles) – Sonya Elizabeth Rodriguez Associate of Arts degree
and human services. – Michelle Lavann Carbo,
Associate of Science degree in criminal justice. – Ashley Birkett, Associate or Arts degree in child development. – Cindy (mumbles) De Jesus, Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis on natural sciences. – Christopher Anthony Coronado, Associate of Arts degree
in criminal justice. – William Faran, Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis on social
and behavioral sciences. – Lillian L. Ruiz, Associate
of Arts degree in liberal arts. – Marie Elizabeth Besley,
an Associate of Arts degree in general studies with an emphasis on social and behavioral sciences. – Brittany (mumbles) Associate of Arts degree
in biological sciences. – Kera Lor-eese Wolmack, Associate of Arts degree in psychology. – Elizabeth Jean Daniel, Associate of Arts in general liberal arts and sciences. – Taylor Alexandra Chancellor, Associate of Arts degree
with a major in sociology. – Edward John Green,
Associate of Arts degree. – Megan Paige Johnson,
Associate of Arts degree in liberal arts and sciences. – Alyssa Michelle Crenshaw, Associate of Arts in music, Associate of Arts in general
liberal arts and sciences with high honors. – Debra Baldwin, Associate of
Arts degree with high honors. – Angela Marie Rodrick,
Associate of Arts in music, Associate of Science in liberal studies. – Jessica Hernandez,
Associate of Science degree in natural sciences. Dennis Robert (mumbles) Associate of Arts in natural science emphasis with honors. – Edgar Alejandro Garcia, Associate of Arts degree in sociology. – [Robert] Amy Ann Russell, Associate of Arts in
social behavioral sciences. – Arturo Cansino, Associate
of Arts in sociology. – Ellen Kathleen (mumbles) Associate of Arts with social
behavioral sciences emphasis. – April Lamay, Associate
of Arts in sociology. – Brianna Jacqueline (mumbles) Associate of Arts social
behavioral sciences emphasis. – De-Shawm Mohan, AA degree. – Amanda Suzanne Martin, Associate of Science
natural science emphasis Associate of Arts, social
behavioral science emphasis and certificate of achievement
in child development. – Christian N. Mohan, AA degree. – [Becky] Ken-jay Trueblood, AA degree. – Cameron Jesse Davis, AA
degree in natural sciences. – J.R. (mumbles) AA degree,
general liberal arts. – Ryan M. Sho-gee, Associate of Science with an area of emphasis
in natural sciences. – Zuri (mumbles) AA degree and
Associate of science degree. – (Mumbles) Raul Lucero,
Associate of Arts degree. – Roberto G. Perez, AA
degree in theater arts. – Joanna Martinez, Associate
of Arts degree in liberal arts with an emphasis in science. – Ashley Nicole (mumbles) AS degree in business management and AS degree in general business. – Dana Ashely Lagos,
Associate of Science degree in social behavioral sciences. – Kelsey (mumbles) AA
degree natural sciences. – Angelique Doray, Associate of Arts in natural sciences with high honors. – Samuel Anthony Renaldi, AA degree in general liberal arts and sciences. – You must be related. – Michelle Doray, Associate
of Arts in liberal arts. – Dennis Michael (mumbles) AA degree. – Laura Jean Dodson, Associate
of Arts in liberal arts. – Daniel Aaron Landis, AA degree
social behavioral science. – Sonya Chavez, Associate of Arts degree. – (Mumbles) AA degree, history. – Anthony (mumbles) Associate of Arts and Associate of Science
degree in biology. – Carlos David Lopez, AS
degree criminal justice. – Monica (mumbles)
Associate of Arts degree in liberal arts, honors and dean’s list. – Roberto T. Gonzalez, AS
degree criminal justice. – Lisbeth Madonna,
Associate of Arts degree in liberal arts with an emphasis on social and behavioral science. – Katia Garcia Nava, AA degree
social behavioral sciences. – Roberto Francisco (mumbles) Associate of Arts degree in
social and behavioral sciences and political science. – Arturo S. De La Cerda, AA
degree in global studies. (cheering) – Misha Lee McGovern,
Associate of Arts degree. Tammy Lee Anderson, Associate of Arts in general liberal arts and sciences, Associate of Science and human services, certificate of achievement
in honors service. Human services. – Maria Sandra Ayala, AA
degree in social sciences. – Ariel Elizabeth (mumbles) general Associate of
Arts degree with honors. – Yanina Mendez Ramirez, AA degree with an emphasis in behavioral science. – Crystal Lazano, general
Associate of Arts degree. – Elsworth Jibron Ariano, AA degree with an emphasis in social science. Dean’s list, honors and Phi Beta Kappa. – Alexander Roy Macias,
Associate of Arts degree. – Jasmine Rose Lugo, AA
degree general liberal arts. – Lauren E. (mumbles) Associate of Science degree in photography. – Tony Frankel Morganstein, AA degree general liberal arts
and science with honors. – Paolo E. Cabella,
Associate of Arts degree. – Ryan Robert Lee Knox,
certificate of achievement in construction management. – Edith Guzman, Associate of Arts in general studies and math. – Kendra Grace Gonzalez,
general liberal arts degree. – Brenda Am-breese, Associate
of Arts degree in liberal arts emphasis on child development. – Omar (mumbles), AA degree general liberal arts and sciences, AS degree criminal justice. – Adrienne (mumbles) AA
degree in liberal arts and AS in social and behavioral sciences. – (Mumbles) Evelyn Jimenez Awesome, AA degree liberal arts. – (Mumbles) AS degree in
social and behavioral sciences with highest honors. – Katrina Rodriguez, AA degree general liberal arts and science. – Ricardo (mumbles)
– Corina Rodriguez. – Sorry, Ricardo (mumbles) AA degree in liberal arts and humanities. – Maria (mumbles) AA degree general liberal arts and sciences. – Nicolette Rose Julian-Bates, AA degree with an emphasis
in natural sciences. – Annabelle Diaz, AA degree general liberal arts and sciences. – Lauren April Capon, AA
degree with an emphasis in marine biology. – Martha Has-meen Ramirez,
AA degree liberal arts. – Matthew Alexander Lopez, AA degree with an emphasis in social sciences. – Claire Marie (mumbles) AA degree. – Eileen Johanna Franco, AS degree with an emphasis in natural
sciences and honors. – Nora Noelle (mumbles) AA degree bilingual
cross cultural studies. – Fernando (mumbles) AS
degree in natural sciences. – Robert Allen Whiteside, AA degree in fine arts with honors. – Maria De Jesus Cisneros,
AA degree in liberal arts with an emphasis on behavioral
sciences, with honors and she’s on the dean’s list. – Lorena (mumbles) Associate degree. – Fabiola Ybera, Associate of Arts degree social behavioral sciences
emphasis and dean’s list member. – Erica Lorena Guzman, AA degree general studies, social sciences. – (Mumbles) Associate of Arts in general liberal arts and sciences. – David Brooks (mumbles) AA degree, general liberal arts and sciences. – Miguel Mendez, Associate
of Arts degree in accounting. – Vanessa Aldana, AS degree in nursing. (laughs) – Amber Brook Teranova,
Associate of Arts degree with social behavioral science emphasis. – Hilda (mumbles) Aldana, AA degree. – Star McTagger, Associate of Arts degree fine arts emphasis. – Stephanie Ann (mumbles) AA
degree in biological sciences. – Shar-Leese Renee Austin,
Associate of Science in social behavioral sciences
emphasis and criminology. – (Mumbles) AS degree,
business management. – Claudia Ebon Rodriguez,
Associate of Arts degree in general liberal arts social behavioral sciences
and dean’s list member. – (Mumbles) Torres, AA degree general liberal arts and science. Reggie A. Barcena, AA
degree natural sciences and happy birthday! – Maribelle Alcantar (mumbles) Associate of Science in holistic studies, Associate of Arts with emphasis and social behavioral sciences. And a dean’s list member.
– Emmanuel Duran. Emmanuel Duran, Associate
of Arts degree in science. – Eduardo (mumbles) Marquez,
Associate of Arts degree in bilingual studies. – Yessenia Sanchez,
Associate of Arts degree in general studies,
liberal arts with honors. – Abby Marie (mumbles) Associate
of Science in sociology. – (Mumbles) Associate of Science
degree in criminal justice. – Cristel Lee (mumbles) Associate of Arts, area of emphasis in humanities. – Nicole Lee Francisco,
Associate of science degree in criminal justice. That’s the challenge (mumbles) – Karina Monique (mumbles) Associate of Science in liberal
arts with academic honors. – Candace Marie (mumbles)
Associate of Arts degree in liberal arts and sciences. – Elisa Marie (mumbles) Associate of Arts degree in liberal arts. – Jacqueline Christine Moore,
Associate of Arts degree in social and behavioral
sciences with honors. – Michelle K. (mumbles)
Associate of Arts degree in liberal arts. – Lawrence Chase Barret,
Associate of Arts degree. – Hanna Workmen, Associate of
Arts degree in liberal arts. – Colin John Barrett,
Associate of Arts degree in science with highest honors. – Candace Mary (mumbles)
Associate of Arts degree in liberal studies with highest honors. – Tessa Renee Fulton,
Associate of Science degree in social and behavioral
science with honors. – Monica Nicole (mumbles)
Associate of Science in sociology. – Sergio Irving Gutierrez,
Associate of Sciences in social and behavioral
sciences with honors. – LaKendra (mumbles),
Associate of arts degree in psychology, dean’s list member. – Johnathan Anguiano, Associate of Arts degree
in general education. – Jacob Michael Davis,
Associate of science degree, construction management technology. – Christina Ann Maland,
Associate of Arts degree in arts and humanities with honors. – Raven Marie Fenton,
Associate of Science degree social behavioral sciences,
psychology and sociology. – Erica Estefania Ramirez,
Associate of Arts degree in liberal arts and sciences, proficiency award in stage
make-up, dean’s list. – Athena Diona Cabral,
Associate of Arts degree social behavioral sciences emphasis. – Iris (mumbles) Lopez,
Associate of Arts degree in liberal arts and sciences. Okay, Cristaline (mumbles) Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis on math and science. Is there nobody over there? Okay, good. Nina Marie Gonzalez (mumbles) Associate of Arts degree with general liberal arts and sciences. Magarita Martinez,
Associate of Arts degree in natural sciences and
arts, highest honors. Diamond Ri-anne Martinez, Associate of Arts degree in liberal arts. Alvaro Perez, Associate of
Arts degree in liberal arts with an emphasis on criminal justice. Maria Guadalupe Mendoza,
Associate of Arts degree in social and behavioral sciences. Jeanette (mumbles)
Associate of Arts degree in social and behavioral
sciences and dean’s list. Armando Tareen, Associate
of Science degree in liberal arts, criminal justice. He’s the vice-president of
the criminal justice club. Jasmine Lopez, Associate of Arts degree in liberal arts and sciences. Oh Kathleen, are you the (mumbles) And the last, Kathleen Leonard, Associate of Arts degree in
science with highest honors. (cheering) (applause) – In a moment, we’ll he honoring
the longstanding tradition that is used to signify
the official earning of an Associate degree or certificate. Will the graduates
please stand once again. (cheering) (honking) Graduates, you may now move your tassel from
the right to the left. (cheering) (honking) Please be seated. Before we conclude today’s commencement, one of our own here at Ventura College who we wanna recognize due
to different circumstances the reason she’s not able to participate in her ceremony in that she
has earned a Master’s degree in library and information science from (mumbles) state university. Would you please give a congratulations to our own Ms. Linda Carol. (applause) Congratulations Linda. And now that we have
come close to the close of our commencement, would
you please remain seated during the recessional. Our guests, those assembled on the stage will lead the recessional,
followed by the faculty and then the graduates. Now please join us for
a reception immediately following this ceremony. It will be in the patio area
near the public entrance to our stadium, which is to my left. To the graduates and to
your families and friends, my most sincere congratulations and best wishes and godspeed. Thank you. (cheering) (applause) (“Celebration”) ♫ This is your celebration ♫ Celebrate good times come on ♫ Let’s celebrate ♫ Celebrate good times come on ♫ Let’s celebrate ♫ There’s a party going on right here ♫ A celebration to last
throughout the years ♫ So bring your good times
and your laughter too ♫ We gonna celebrate your
party with you come on now ♫ Celebration ♫ Let’s all celebrate and have a good time ♫ Celebration ♫ We gonna celebrate and have a good time ♫ It’s time to come together ♫ It’s up to you what’s your pleasure ♫ Everyone around the world come on ♫ It’s a celebration ♫ Celebrate good times come on ♫ It’s a celebration ♫ Celebrate good times come on ♫ Let’s celebrate ♫ We’re gonna have a good time tonight ♫ Let’s celebrate it’s alright ♫ We’re gonna have a good time tonight ♫ Let’s celebrate it’s alright baby ♫ Celebration let’s celebrate ♫ It’s

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