CCBC holds commencement ceremony June 3 at Essex campus

Close to 1,000 participating in campus ceremony tradition started during CCBC’s 50th Anniversary.

Ten years after the Community College of Baltimore County held its first combined commencement ceremony on campus grounds, CCBC continues this tradition with close to 1,000 graduates expected to participate in the 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 3 ceremony at CCBC Essex. The tradition started with the college’s 50th anniversary when approximately 600 students participated. The number of participants has grown tremendously as the college celebrates its 60th anniversary with the Class of 2017.

This year’s commencement speaker is 2017 President’s Distinguished Graduate Lukas Kassa. Graduating Summa Cum Laude with his Associate of Applied Sciences degree, Kassa will share his story of redemption, proving that CCBC is a great place for second chances -- a place that gives students the support and confidence they need to succeed.

Thousands of friends and family are expected to flock to the campus to join in the celebration. Nearly 3,000 CCBC students are among CCBC’s 2017 graduating class, with approximately one-third of them participating in the commencement ceremony. A tent, positioned on the multi-purpose field of the Essex campus, will be where the ceremony takes place. A reception for graduates and their guests will follow immediately after the ceremony.
Students from the 2017 Commencement ceremony