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COC-06.03.15-MA-Grad2015
June 3, 2015

99-Year-Old Graduate to Receive Diploma at Commencement Ceremony

Subject: College of the Canyons will honor its 2015 graduating class — the largest in school history — during the college’s 46th annual commencement ceremony. 

Included in the Class of 2015 is 99-year-old graduate Doreetha Daniels, who is the oldest graduate in the history of the college.

Event: During her lifetime, 99-year-old COC graduate and Agua Dulce resident Doreetha Daniels has lived through the Great Depression, World War II and the fall of Nazi Germany, the Civil Rights movement, the moon landing, the collapse of the Berlin Wall and end of the Cold War and, and most recently, the ushering in of the digital information age.

But when she walks across the stage to receive her diploma on Friday, June 5, Daniels will have accomplished her own personal goal of earning a degree before turning 100.

Following the traditional commencement ceremony Daniels and her family are scheduled to attend a private post-commencement recognition reception hosted by Chancellor Dr. Dianne Van Hook and Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees.

Daniels will also be available for media interviews at this time.

Time:
  • 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, June 5 (main commencement ceremony)
  • 9:30 a.m. — Doreetha Daniels diploma presentation (to be followed by rest of Class of 2015).
  • 11 a.m. — Private post-commencement recognition reception hosted by Chancellor Dr. Dianne Van Hook and Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees to begin at approximately 11 a.m. in Canyons Hall, Room 249
  • All listed times are approximate.
Location: College of the Canyons Valencia campus, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355.

Contact: Please contact the Public Information Office at (661) 362-3414 to receive a press pass and specific location details for this event.
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