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Saipan Tribune: NMC conferees up by 49 (May 18, 2018)

The Northern Marianas College will be conferring a total of 257 associate and bachelor degrees in tomorrow's 38th Commencement Exercise starting at 4pm at the Marianas High School Gymnasium.

The number is an increase of 49 students compared to last year's graduation that had 208.

Dr. Catherine 'Kit' Porter Van Meter, NMC's first president, will be this year's keynote speaker.

NMC president Dr. Carmen Fernandez told Saipan Tribune that Van Meter 'has played a formative role in the growth of [NMC] and we are sure that her message will inspire our graduates.'

Out of the 10 associate degrees to be conferred, 47 are from Liberal Arts, while LA-Education and Criminal Justice have 26 and 22 each. Business Administration with emphasis on Accounting has 20 while 18 are coming from Business Management.

Hospitality Management and Natural Resources Management will each have 16, while AA's in Business Administration with emphasis on Computer Application and Business have 11 and 10 apiece.

A total of 30 students will be receiving their Business Management degrees while BSBM with concentration in Accounting and BS in Elementary Education has eight each. BSEd in Rehabilitation and Human Services will have five graduates while three will be coming from Early Childhood.

'The record number of degrees being conferred speaks to the ever-increasing number of residents who are turning to NMC for their professional and personal growth,' said Fernandez.

'Many of our graduates will be entering the workforce filling key positions and contributing to the local economy, while others will be furthering their studies and pursuing advanced degrees,' she added.

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