UNM-LA Invites Community To 2017 Commencement

Scene from the 2016 UNM-LA graduation event. Photos by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

The University of New Mexico – Los Alamos (UNM-LA) will host its commencement ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, May 12 to recognize students earning degrees.

This spring, 128 students completed a recognized level of study at UNM-LA, with 19 students completing degrees in more than one field. Sixty-nine students earned Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science degrees. Forty-eight students completed a Certificate program. And through the Adult Basic Education Program, 30 students earned their High School Equivalency, formerly known as the GED. 

For comparison, last year UNM-LA awarded 58 Associate Degrees, one Certificate, and 32 High School Equivalency diplomas. 

Dr. Zandree Stidham

Dr. Zandree Stidham will deliver the Convocation Address. Dr. Stidham is an Assistant Professor of Communications and the Writing Program Coordinator at UNM-LA where she enjoys teaching all levels of composition, linguistics, and technical communications. Her professional research and writing focuses on equity and access in education, specifically among marginalized populations. As a native New Mexican, she is passionate about her work as an educator in northern New Mexico. Stidham is dedicated to serving her students and helping them find and pursue their greatest passions in life, believing that passionate people working and communicating in fields they love create lasting change in the world.

Each year, a student is invited to speak at graduation. This year, Kaylen Pocaterra, Associate of Arts, Pre-Business Administration, has been selected as the student speaker.

The public is invited to attend the commencement ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road, as well as the reception following the ceremony.

For further information about UNM-Los Alamos, visit http://losalamos.unm.edu or call 505.662.5919.