May 062015

Northland Pioneer College celebrates its 41st Commencement on Saturday, May 9, at the school district auditorium, 500 W. Old Linden Road in Show Low. Admission to the ceremony, which begins at 1 p.m., is restricted to individuals with reserved seat tickets. Doors to the auditorium open at noon.

This year, 608 students have applied for associate degrees, certificates of applied science and certificates of proficiency. Participating in the Commencement ceremony will be 108 associate degree, 21 certificate of applied science and 20 certificate of proficiency recipients.

Navajo County Manager James Jayne is the guest speaker for this year’s ceremony.

Five outstanding graduates will also be addressing their peers during the ceremony. Moira Hamilton of Concho is the top Associate of Arts graduate. Christina Scott-Ford of Holbrook/Mesa will represent the Associate of Business recipients. Duane Harris of Show Low is the top Associate of Science graduate. Isaac Schimmel of Pinetop will represent the Associate of General Studies students. Tammy Brown of Show Low is the top Associate of Applied Science graduate.

Guests and the graduates are invited to a President’s Reception immediately following the ceremony.

Candidates for graduation are listed on