Arapahoe Community College's 2016 commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 14, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Orchard Road Christian Center at 8081 E. Orchard Road in Greenwood Village.
Plenty of seating will be available, and graduates are encouraged to invite as many guests as they would like. Tickets are not required, and the ceremony typically lasts about 90 minutes. Additional instructions will be sent to graduating students the week before the ceremony.
This year's featured speaker will be John Hall, and the student speaker will be Stephanie Swiler.
Hall is now in his 12th year as a full-time faculty member in ACC’s Multimedia, Graphic Design & Illustration program. Hall, who was selected as the 2015 ACC Faculty of the Year, also garnered Distinguished Faculty honors in 2011-12. A co-sponsor of Progenitor (ACC’s art and literary journal), Hall also serves on ACC’s Marketing Advisory Board and Adult-Learning Focused Institution Task Force. Furthermore, Hall is a Studio ACC mentor (MGD Department’s internal internship program) and a Co-Chair for the MGD 2:2 State Discipline. Hall, who also taught as an adjunct at ACC between 1995-04, earned his BFA (concentration: Graphic Design) from Colorado State University in 1982. He and his wife, Terry, have one daughter (Emily Lundberg – 26) and two sons (Scotty – 22, Adam – 20). Hall’s hobbies include crafts (wood, fabric, screen printing, hand lettering), the outdoors (hiking, cross-country skiing) and traveling with his family.
Swiler began taking classes at ACC in the fall of 2013, completed her degree requirements (AAS - Medical Laboratory Science) in the fall of 2014, and participated in the May 2015 Commencement Ceremony. During her time at ACC, Swiler earned three separate scholarships from a single essay - ASCLS-CO/CACMLE/CLMA, Kaiser Permanente and Mark Hopton. Swiler has been employed at Banner Health - North Colorado Medical Center since 2003. She passed her boards and was hired into her current role as a medical laboratory technician early in 2015. Swiler is currently studying for her American Association of Bioanalytics (AAB) board exam as she pursues continued career advancement at Banner Health. Originally from Sturbridge, Massachusetts, Swiler resides in Evans, Colorado, with her husband, John. The couple has a son (Brad, 24), a daughter (Tasha, 22) and a grandson (Devon, 6). Swiler enjoys the outdoors and hiking with her family. Her hobbies include crocheting, belly dancing and writing.
For more information, please contact the ACC Graduation Coordinator Allison Lemmertz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.797.5630.