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Commencement 2020

Welcome Graduates, Family and Friends, Faculty and Staff!

Central Oregon Community College is pleased to present this Commencement webpage in honor of the class of 2020. Congratulations! While it's certainly not the traditional ceremony we had hoped for, we've assembled the classic traditions that truly represent the occasion. You'll hear the sounds of Pomp and Circumstance. You'll hear words of wisdom. Sonya Littledeer-Evans, COCC graduate of 1997, delivers an abbreviated Commencement address. Faculty and student speakers, Amy Harper and Sofia Stranieri, share their own insights. Student awards are presented. To top it off, President Chesley and Vice President Julian will confer degrees and certificates. Though we might be separated for the time being, the College and those who supported you along the way are very much aware of your achievements and salute your graduation! Enjoy the presentations. *Please know that all 2020 graduates will be invited to walk in the 2021 Commencement next June.

Conferment of Degrees

2020 Conferment of Degrees, presented by President Laurie Chesley, and Vice President for Instruction, Betsy Julian.

 

Congratulations Graduates

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Greetings

Commencement Greeting

Sonya Littledeer-Evans provides a greeting to the COCC graduating class of 2020. Sonya is the Deputy Director of the Deschutes County Juvenile Community Justice Department and a 1997 graduate of COCC.

Student Greeting

Student greeting by Sofia Stranieri to the COCC graduating class of 2020.

Faculty Greeting

Professor of Anthropology, Amy Harper, Ph.D., provides a greeting to the COCC graduating class of 2020.

Awards

Distinguished Student Service Award

Alicia Moore, Vice President for Student Affairs at COCC, presents the 2020 Distinguished Student Service Award to Roberto Iriche Vargas.

Avon F. Mayfield Award

Sarah Fuller, Associate Professor of Biology, presents the 2020 Avon F. Mayfield award to Jennifer McCabe.

Helen Leicester Award

Eric Magidson, Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems, presents the 2020 Helen Leicester Award to Connor Smith.

Walter G. Coombs Award

Shannon Waller, Assistant Professor II and Program Director of Medical Assisting, presents the 2020 Walter G. Coombs Award to Erin Hargrove.

Congratulations Class of 2020:

Congratulations to the Central Oregon Community College Graduating Class of 2020
Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer
Mark Aceberos
Giselle Acevedo
Marissa Adams
Mary Anne Agee
Yasmine Aguirre
Chelsea Ainsworth
David Amorese
Miah Andersen
John Archer
Elana Arnold
Kate Arnold
Emily Arrant
Wyatt Austin
Marvyn Bailly
Brian Banderas
Hunter Banducci
Nic Baning
Madison Barton*
Vicky Bates
Samson Battey
Rebecca Battin*
Joannah Bendele
Gabriela Benevento
Abby Bergum
Jayce Berry
Jonah Berry
Dimitri Bignell
Sayddie Bird
Meg Blackledge
Sofia Blauvelt
Sheila Blevins
Jacob Blood
Natalie Bock
Jordan Rae Bond
Spencer Bordonaro
Charissa Bower
Madelynn Bowers
Christa Brandt
Savannah Blythe Bratcher
Nick Breedlove
Kristin Brittner
Bailey Brown
Grady Brown
Jennifer Brown
Veronica Brown
Jodi M. Buresh
Drew Butz
Jay Byers
Jonathan Calles
Brandi Capp
Samantha Carrol
Gale M. Carter
Nicole Chausse'
Yadhira Chavez
Emily Chernishov
Roman Chistyakov
Kirstine Christian
Drew Cisneros
Cynthia Clark
Jacob Clifton*
Kylie Coates
Dusty Cofer
Courtney Comilla
Julia Cook
Audrey Cooper
Jeremiah Cooper
Megan Corlin
Myrna Corona
Alex Cozine
Gage Cross
Kylie Cross
Steven Crouch
Joice Cruzen
Emily Culbertson
Rhiannon Curley*
Clare Dattke
Brendan Dearing
Heather Dearing
Zach Dehnert
Jennifer Dickinson
Spencer Doak
Hudson Dolezal
Paul Dueber
Hailey Dunn
Sarah Ebey*
Pauline Egger*
Tyler Eicher
Kathy Eller
Jordan Elliott
Christopher Elmhami
Melissa Esparza
Melissa Helen Evans
Emma Evenhus
Mk Ewing
Samantha Ewing
Baylie Fanning
Robert Fannion
Dylan Farinash
Vanessa Farnsworth
Matthew Fiacco
Alissa Fisher
Shasta Fisher
Frank Frary-Yun
Lynlee Frystak
Sophia Fuller
Abbie Furness
Chance Girard
Alex Gnefkow
Ryan Gnefkow
Melisa Gomez-Carino
Aide Eslovenia Gonzalez
Myriam Gonzalez
Sadie Ann Gorman
Natalie Graves
Simon Gremel
Darryn Griffin
Jonathan Grove
Jasmine Guindon
Olivia Gulick
Shawnee Hammer
Autumn Hannas*
Faith-Ann Harnden
Rachael Harrang
Ashley Harrison
Jed Hartley
Soleil Haskell
Michelle Hatton
Kyle Heimuller
Cassandra Hire
Abigail Hoffman
Connor Holly
Cherise Holmstrom
Melanie Hopkins*
Addison Horsell
Sydney Hoy
Aidan Huddleston
Stephanie Hunter
Dylan Itnyre
Katrina Ivey
Alyssa Jackson
Ashton Jacobs
September James
Troy Jeffery
Jack Jenke*
Rebecca Jensen
Ashley Johnson*
Claire Johnson
Jessica L. Johnson
Karli Johnson
Taylor Johnson
Dennise Jolley
Michael Kalberg
Delaney Kamperman
Maddie Kasberger
Kacee Keith
Teresa Kenline-Cotton*
Randal Kershner
Brittney Keyser
Kaylee Kieninger
Lauren Kinney
Aris Kitchin
Travis Klopp
Gwenonwyn Knoop
Elizabeth Koivisto
Abby Kolcun
Emma Kramis
Abby Krause
Patricia Krauss
Anthony Lanuza
Chris Lapham
Elizabeth Lara Mendoza
Summer Latchford
Kenna Leighty
Katie Lemons
Jonathan Leon Mora
Kathleen Leppert
Sahalie Levine
Ava Lilley
Kaya Linn-Remmers
Emily Loe
Gabriel Loredo
Connor Loza
Brianna Ludi*
Delphine Lumen
Schuyler Malakoff
Cierra Mann
Sierra Marbut
Angie Mares
Gage Marino
Cassidy Martin
Beverly Martinez
Jon Martinez
Bradford Mathews
Elena Matt
Wesley Mattocks*
Evelynne Mccaa
Hayden McCaa
Jennifer L. Mccabe*
John McCance
Katie McCartney
Brynna McFarlane
Macy McFetridge
Katie Mcguire
Rachel Mcguy
Moriah McLain
Olivia Meckel
Kimberly Medlock
Lindsey Merten
Amber Meyers
Kerry Mickel
Haley Mickelsen
Grace Miedziak*
Chloe Miller
Patti Miller
Shira Miller
Tiera Milton
Twila Minson
Emma Monical
Esmeralda Montejano Gamboa
Parker Moore
Erika Morris
Rachelle Mosher
Sky Moynihan
Keenan Mozingo
Destiny Mullins
Cecilia Murguia Lomeli
Patrick Murphy
Peyton Myhre
Nicholas Andrew Nelson
Makenna Noel
Yannely Nonato
Kaylene Oates
Vanessa Olivas Trejo
Isabel Olivera
Esmerelda Ortiz
Chazzie Palacios-Stensgar
Jona Paladijczuk
Mckenna Parkin
Skyler Paulson
Amy Pedrazzi
Jack Peeples
Annalee Pelayo Ortega
Emma Peltier
Victoria Pendleton
Natasha Pepperling
Mindalay Perez
Alexandria Peterson
Alyssa Peterson
Christopher Phillips
Eric Phillips
Lynn Pickens
Samantha Pitcher
Trey Plamondon
Genna Poggione
William Poviz-Pacheco
Katriona Pratt
Angelica Puentes
Gracen Radaford
Mary Radzinski
Lisbeth Ramos
James Ravitch
Christ Ready
Hallie Reed
Elizabeth Reynolds
Victoria Reynolds
Robert Rice
William Rieder
Isabelle Riegel
Scott Ritenour
Natalie Robbins
Jessie Rock
Micah Rodriguez
Erica Rolniak
Dalton Romanowski
Alyssandra Roozee
Jesse Rosette
Aleyah Ruiz
Hunter Russell
Julia Russell
Olivia Sallee
Camille Sandahl
Katie Sandstrom
Francesca Sanfelippo
Cassidy Santiago
Cherie Santibanez
Fiona Schrader-Patton
Mattea Schwab
Benjamin Scott
Ryan Seaney*
Zach Senner
Ethan Sherrell
Thomas Shevlin
Priscilla Short*
Allee Simmons
Samantha Sims
Alyssa Slembrouck
Kyle Smith
Lael Smith
Maddie Smith
Morgan Smith
Ian Snyder
Spencer Snyder
Amber Sohn
Rob Solis Moriarty
Kristi Sprague
Tatum Staab
Cathy Staley
Bai Stecher
Morgan Stevens
Squirrel Stevens
Will Stevens
Marcella Stewart
Jim Stinger
Ky Stockel
Kylie Storey
Sofia Stranieri
Lily Strople
Jordan Suber
Cameron Sugden
Barbara Sutton*
Adrianna Switzler
Haley Talifson
Ginger Tan
Renee Dawn Tenderella
Shandon Tester
Jennifer Thomas
Caroline Thompson
Karitas Thorarinsdottir
Lili Tillit
Alex Tinder
Aspen Tittle
Jessica Toledo
Karli Tooley
Janine Toomey
Maria Torres-Terrazas
Emily Touchette
Eder Trujillo
Kayla Turpin
Connor Uhalde
Obdulia Valles-Moreno
Atya-Sha Van Ness*
Cindy Villagomez
Rubit Villagrana
Alyssa Virk
Brooke Vossler*
Abby Vranizan
Kara Wallace
Kevin Walsh
Augustus Warbington
Sasha Ware
Max Wegner
Jill Weidenkeller*
Tyndall Wells
Breanna Wells-Tyrrel
Alyson West
Trevor Whaley
Hillary Wiley
Paige Wiley
Hanna Wilkins
Christopher Williams
Megan Williams
Lexi Williamson
Alanna Wood
Dayna Wood
Jesse Zimmermann
Associate of General Studies
Michael Allen
John Barton
Madison Conklin
Julie Anne Dillard
Rhonda Dunham
Baylie Fanning
Rachal L. Fegette
Luke Johnson
Breanna King
Michelle Kleffner
Tera Kruse
Hannah Lewis
Debbie McTear
Gabriel Medina
Hannah Mills
Amy Pedrazzi
Jade Perkins
Cassandra Piercy
Abbie Rembe
Camille Sandlin
Paola Santacruz Alvarado
Hanna Scalley*
Mary Selken
Bailey Marie Shelton
Samantha Sims
Elizabeth Ardis Smith
Thomas Spence
Arron Stanley
Tanor Steinbrecher
Kelson Stewart
Jazmyne Strohm
Maria Torres-Terrazas
Angela Williams
Stephen Witherow
Natalie Zwonitzer
Associate of Science
Markie Egger
John Failla
Patricia Hansen
Shane Haughton
Nina Hecht
Charles Hert
Laura Mcwhorter
Kelsie Mitchell
Anna Reinicke
Robert Reuter
Fiona Romain
Brandon Sails
Elizabeth Ardis Smith
Matthew Smith
Clayton Soros
Taden Walker
Sage Watson
Nathan Howard Williford
Addiction Studies & Human Services
Associate of Applied Science Addictions Studies and Human Services
Brian Hodges
Heather Kennedy
Andrea Hope Olsen
Nichole Saccurato
Automotive
Associate of Applied Science Automotive Technology in Electronics and Diagnostics
Amy Bachman
Elizabeth Hayes
Two Year Certificate of Completion Master Automotive Technician
Ely Crane
Jameson Hamilton
Taylor Morales
Career Pathway Certificate of Completion Automotive Basic Skills w/Welding
Elizabeth Hayes
Caleb Pedersen
Career Pathway Certificate of Completion Automotive Controller Systems Technician Level 1
Nathan Hearing
Career Pathway Certificate of Completion Automotive Controller Systems Technician Level 2
Nathan Hearing
Career Pathway Certificate of Completion Automotive Drive Train Technician
Clifford Chambers
Ely Crane
Staci Hines
Paola Santacruz Alvarado
Drew Sherwood
Career Pathway Certificate of Completion Automotive Electrical Technician (Basic)
Staci Hines
Connor Holden
Colton Pocock
Paola Santacruz Alvarado
Career Pathway Certificate of Completion Automotive Electrical Technician (Advanced)
Austin Rosales
Career Pathway Certificate of Completion Automotive Engine Technician
Ely Crane
Staci Hines
Paola Santacruz Alvarado
Drew Sherwood
Career Pathway Certificate of Completion Automotive Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) Technician Level 1
Nathan Hearing
Career Pathway Certificate of Completion Automotive Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) Technician Level 2
Nathan Hearing
Career Pathway Certificate of Completion Undercar Technician
Ely Crane
Aviation
Associate of Applied Science Aviation - Professional Pilot Airplane
Reed Dixon
Matthew Dunham
Cameron Larson
David Schiessl
Associate of Applied Science Aviation - Professional Pilot Helicopter
Andrew Berge
Jarrod Denton
Alberto Hernandez
Jorge Hurtado Rochal
Alexander Lamb
David Owens
Rebekah Taylor
Associate of Applied Science Aviation - Unmanned Aerial Systems Operations
Jason Coughlin
Peter Courtenay
Nathan Fernandez
Christian Fournier
Yori Ogunnaike
Gabe Watkinds
Business
Associate of Science Oregon Transfer-Business
Tyler Ackerman
Sara Austin
Andy Benish
Aidan Brick
Marcus Briggs
Moriah Britt
Jordyn Buresh
Callan Connors*
Shani Cooperman
Sophie Edwards
Hunter Hansen
Taylor Howe
Jordan Hurtado
Aidan Ingebo
Luis Jimenez
Grant Johnson
Garrin Laird
Wesley Litton
Melissa R. McKiernan
Lance Mobley
Angela D. Mock
Alec Rice
Krysten Romine
John Salisbury
Matthew Salisbury
Luke Schulz
Michael Smith
Brooke Thomson
Jennifer Thompson
Mitch Viner
Ashlyn Wavra
Sarah Yee
Associate of Applied Science Business Administration
Caitlyn Gardner
Paige Gregg
Raylee Hand
Anahi Juarez
Brooke Miller
Brynessa Taylor
Jen Tullis
Leybi Villagrana
Associate of Applied Science Business Administration - Accounting
Leanora Cate
Marla V. Connolly
Julie DeVoe
Kila Fahr
Monica Leon
Brenda Martindale
Brooke Miller
Jo Willmeth*
Associate of Applied Science Business Administration - Management
Jordan Edwards*
Ceara Keller
Chad N. Malick
Kenzie Smith
Nicki Zink
One Year Certificate of Completion Accounting Clerk
Marla V. Connolly
Linda Hayes*
Christopher Koontz
Elyssa Krueger
Brooke Miller
One Year Certificate of Completion Entrepreneurship
Sadie Wooldridge
One Year Certificate of Completion Marketing Communications
Krystin Hoggard
Jen Tullis
Megan Vandehey
One Year Certificate of Completion Retail Management
Tay Courville
Kyli Rasmussen
Computer & Information Systems
Associate of Science Oregon Transfer - Computer Science
Ryan Harris
Priscilla Short*
Joseph Ventrella
Associate of Applied Science Computer & Information Systems
Christina Detty
Kayla Isherwood
Caleb Smith*
Robert Tranchida
Nikkoda Trujillo
Connor James Neal
Associate of Applied Science Computer & Information Systems - Computer Aided Drafting
Peter Carr
Associate of Applied Science Computer & Information Systems - Networking
Connor James Neal
James Rice*
Connor Smith*
Associate of Applied Science Computer & Information Systems - Web Development
Rachal L. Fegette
John Olson
Jessica Thaxton
One Year Certificate of Completion Computer & Information Systems
Robert Tranchida
One Year Certificate of Completion Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)
Austin Baker
Perry Chesebro
Nick King
Chris Minderman
Kyle Nordlund
Career Pathway Certificate of Completion Cybersecurity
Anthony Jett
Criminal Justice
Associate of Applied Science Criminal Justice
Leo Barajas
John Barton
Matthew Beale
Casey Doherty
Angela Fioravanti
Brandon Gilbert
Krystal Hoover
Benjamin Hutchison
Blake Noble
Lauren Reynolds
Nelli Sanchez
Michael Shipman
Thomas Theobald
Wesley Woods
One Year Certificate of Completion Juvenile Corrections
Stephanie Franklin*
Culinary
Associate of Applied Science Baking & Pastry Arts
Perrin Fenimore
Autumn Grimes
Mason C. Meyners
Isaac Newlin
Amber Poulsen
Sarah Sailors
Rayna Shinn
Hayley Sowers
Devan Thomas
Associate of Applied Science Culinary Arts
Olga Jantschuk*
Raychel Justine Johnson
Kenneth Nelson
Tim Pirisky
Rayna Shinn
Dental Assisting
One Year Certificate of Completion Dental Assisting
Elizabeth Bautista
Laura Fraser
Elia Georgeton
Ashley Kingsford
Taylor Loredo
Adrian Maya
Abbie Rembe
Camille Sandlin
Lexie Seifert
Maria Torres-Terrazas
Jocelyn Trejo-Gamez
Graciela Zendejas-Dominguez
Early Childhood Education
Associate of Applied Science Early Childhood Education
Laura Diaz
Griselda Franco Bernardino
Diana Gaona
Kaitlin Hearn
Ofelia Hoyt
Evelyn Quijano
Elizabeth VanGaasbeck
One Year Certificate of Completion Equity in Education
Laura Diaz
Diana Gaona
Aura Guerrero*
Career Pathway Certificate of Completion Child, Family and Community Studies
Laura Diaz
Kaitlin Hearn
Patricia Krauss
Maria Mendoza
Elizabeth VanGaasbeck
Career Pathway Certificate of Completion Developmentally Appropriate Learning Environments
Ma Rosalia Cabral*
Laura Diaz
Clare Nieto
Elizabeth VanGaasbeck
Cindy Villagomez
Emergency Medical Services
Associate of Applied Science Paramedicine
Ethan Axten
Beau Bigo
Jessica Haury
Zack Humphries
Henry Inglesby
Caitlin Lucia
Trinady Parker
Chase Seamons
Jesse West
One Year Certificate of Completion Emergency Medical Technician
Brok Frost
Dylan Goold
Charles Hert
Nisha Khatewoda
Forest Resources Technology
Associate of Applied Science Forest Resources Technology
Quinn Teece
Geographic Information Systems
One Year Certificate of Completion Geographic Information Systems
Jason Coughlin
Peter Courtenay
Christian Fournier
Jimmy Holcomb*
Health Information Management
Associate of Applied Science Health Information Management
Anna Breitling
Katie Edwards
Abby Hammond
Daleena Harrison*
Mariah Harrison
Ashley Hunt
Kuniko Matson*
Jessie Palmer
Nancy Reynolds
Tamara Salazar
Two Year Certificate of Completion Coding Competency
Mariah Harrison
Two Year Certificate of Completion Medical Billing Specialist
Mariah Harrison
Manufacturing Technology
Associate of Applied Science Manufacturing Technology
Michelle Carlson
Two Year Certificate of Completion CNC Machining
Michelle Carlson
Two Year Certificate of Completion Manufacturing Technology II
Michelle Carlson
One Year Certificate of Completion Welding
Jared Dickson
Edgar Ramirez
Massage Therapy
Associate of Applied Science Massage Therapy
Sarah Golden
Shari Harris-Dunning*
Carol Elaine Lute
Belinda Martinez
Two Year Certificate of Completion Massage Therapy I
Robin Burt
Shannon Haas Hutchason
Shari Harris-Dunning*
Laura Miller
Claire Navarra
Sam Peraza
Laura Elizabeth Shurden
Crystel Skidgel
Bridget Taddonio
Medical Assistant
One Year Certificate of Completion Medical Assistant
Yvette Aguilar
Bente Anderson
Lindsey Boyer
Katherine Cockrum
Shyann Cook
Erin Hargrove*
Brittany Harnden
Erich Herbert
Andes Hruby
Charlsie Jalbert-Clark
Britnee Mathews
Abby Meyer
Marlina Moffett
Stacy Nance
Zacciny Reyez
Kayla Tibbett
Anton Tidrick
Nursing
Associate of Applied Science Nursing
Addie Benson
Jordan Bower
Hannah Buckner
Julie Anne Burford
Hannah Campas
Rachel Clothier
Jill Cool
Joseph Costanzo
Lauren Croteau
Chelsea Davies
Sky DeJarnatt-Morison
Brett Doran
Destiny Fewell
Kalon Forrest
Alysha Marie Fritz
Taylor Garr-Jones
Calee Gibbons
Juliana Jensen
Kindra Kennedy
Skylar Kine
Sarah Laibach
Jessica LaMascus
Kendra Landon
Anney Mcclendon
Katelyn Mcrae
Miranda Mcrae*
Courtney Meyer
Jonathan Mintz
Chelsea Neault
Jessaca Pfenning
Kevin Piarulli
Ben Pope
Janae Radke*
Seol Rosales
Kirby Scholl
Kara Schouw
Allyson Schuetzle
Alondra Schuster
Erik Siefken
Katylyn Slavens
Judy Steckman
Sareha Sulesky
John Theobald
Mackenzie Williams
Pharmacy Technician
One Year Certificate of Completion Pharmacy Technician
Abigail Brokaw*
Carol Fitzgibbon
Diana Flores
Allison Howard
Betty Montgomery
Kelsee Morgan
Morgan Page
Rosa Reyes
Jessica Walton
Structural Fire Science
Associate of Applied Science Structural Fire Science
Jacob Dobbins
Kevin James Ferns
Lauren Melka
Jeremy Stinson
Veterinary Technician
Associate of Applied Science Veterinary Technician
Dakota Decaire
Marlie Gill
Emiley Greene
Maayan Kirtner
Jozie Larson
Sophia Parsagian
Shelbi Phillips
Elissa Usher
Wildland Fire/ Fuels Management
Associate of Applied Science Wildland Fire/ Fuels Management
Orlando Johnson

*students with a 4.0 grade point average

 

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