Created: May 17, 2021 03:38 PM
Graduation season is in full swing! While some are able to hold ceremonies in person, Lake Superior College decided to keep theirs virtual this year, in an effort to keep the 800+ graduates and attendees safe during the pandemic.
"None of us could have imagined the challenges and disruptions that COVID-19 would bring when you decided to make Lake Superior Community College your home." Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan was a keynote speaker in Monday's virtual commencement. "I do not underestimate the challenges you have endured to get to this moment."
Of the over 800 graduates this year, at least 411 are first generation students, and at least 40 are high school students who are finishing their degrees through Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO).
"I hope that whatever path you take, you won't forget the urgency of this moment," said Lt. Gov. Flanagan. "As this pandemic has demonstrated the best and worst ways, we are all connected to one another."
The ceremony was split into three videos to separate the programs: Allied Health and Nursing, Business and Industry, and Libral Arts and Sciences. Click here to watch.
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