Sheldon, Iowa — Over 250 college students will graduate this week in Sheldon.
According to Northwest Iowa Community College officials, 276 students, to be exact, will graduate in commencement exercises there on Friday, May 14, 2021. They tell us they’re doing things a little differently this year due to the pandemic. There will be two graduation ceremonies — one for nursing students and one for other students.
The Nursing Graduation and Associate Degree Nursing Pinning Ceremonies will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Northwest Iowa Lifelong Learning and Recreation Center on NCC’s campus. The Student Keynote Speakers are Anna Maassen of Hospers, who is a Practical Nursing graduate and Karen Sanchez Guillen of Rock Valley, who is an Associate Degree Nursing graduate.
The Spring Commencement ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. also in the Northwest Iowa Lifelong Learning and Recreation Center. The Commencement Address will be given by Chad Salaets of Hartley, who is an Associate of Arts Degree graduate. President Alethea Stubbe, who is retiring soon, will be presented with the President Emeritus Distinction.
The ceremonies are not open to the public this year, again due to the pandemic. Each graduate will receive five tickets. Both ceremonies will be livestreamed, however on NCC’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NWICC.