May 10, 2011

FVCC to Graduate Record Class Friday

Flathead Valley Community College will graduate its largest class in its 43-year history May 13 at 7 p.m. during the college’s spring 2011 commencement exercise.  The ceremony will take place at the Christian Center on 255 Summit Ridge Drive in Kalispell.

During the ceremony, 388 FVCC students will be recognized for completing graduation requirements for the summer and fall 2010 and spring 2011 semesters.  Commencement speaker will be National Campus Compact President Maureen Curley.

FVCC plans to award 128 Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, 156 Associate of Applied Science Degrees and 43 certificates to spring 2011 graduates.  In addition, FVCC will recognize 39 summer 2010 graduates and 71 fall 2010 graduates for earning 111 degrees/certificates for a grand total of 438 degrees and certificates for the 2010-2011 academic year.  Among the graduates will be the first class of Scholars Program students comprised of 11 students.

During the ceremony, two prestigious awards will be presented.  President Curley will present FVCC nursing transfer student Katherine Emerson with the Newman Civic Fellow Award from Campus Compact.  Emerson is one of 135 students across the nation presented with the national award that recognizes inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country.  FVCC President Jane Karas will follow with the presentation of her sixth annual Montana Mentor Award to a community leader who every day inspires us with leadership, vision, integrity and passion and who exemplifies the meaning of mentor.

A reception will take place immediately following the ceremony inside the Arts and Technology Building on the FVCC campus.

For more information, contact Registrar Marlene Stoltz by calling 756-3846 or by emailing