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 2021. Congratulations!
COCC held a Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, June 12. In an effort to keep students,
COCC staff, and our community safe, this year's celebration was a drive-thru event.
Graduates from the class of 2020 and 2021 were invited to participate. The event was
livestreamed on COCC's Facebook page.
These recorded videos were livestreamed during Commencement on Saturday, June 12.
Commencement - Saturday, June 12 - Part 1: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
In support of our live event, this page includes pre-recorded videos of COCC’s commencement
speaker, Dalton Miller-Jones, Ph.D., as well as announcements of student awards and
student speaker Damian Cusumano.
Graduates of 2021, we celebrate your achievement!
Conferment of Degrees
2021 Conferment of Degrees, presented by President Laurie Chesley and Vice President
for Instruction, Betsy Julian.
Dalton Miller-Jones, Ph.D., a retired Portland State University (PSU) psychology professor,
former member of the Oregon Board of Higher Education and a social justice advocate
in Central Oregon is COCC’s 2021 commencement speaker.
Student greeting by Damian Cusumano to the COCC graduating class of 2021.
Sean Rule, professor of Math and the recipient of COCC’s 2021 Faculty Achievement
Award, provides a greeting to the COCC graduating class of 2021.
Distinguished Student Service Award
Amy Howell, Ph.D., Early Childhood Education Program Director, presents the 2021 Distinguished
Student Service Award to Mara Robles and Clare Nieto.
Avon F. Mayfield Award
Amy Howell, Ph.D., Early Childhood Education Program Director, presents the 2021 Avon
F. Mayfield award to Claire Nieto.
Helen Leicester Award
Zelda Ziegler, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, presents the 2021 Helen Leicester Award
to Django Wiedel.
Walter G. Coombs Award
Amanda Loving, Part-time Faculty of Nursing, presents the 2021 Walter G. Coombs Award
to Katie Phillips.
Karen Roth Diversity Award
Angie Cole, Associate Professor of Education and Early Childhood Education, presents
the 2021 Karen Roth Diversity Achievement Award to Stacy Estrada and Andrew Estrada.