Lewis & Clark Community College's 43rd Commencement Ceremony will be held tonight at the Hatheway Cultural Center's Ann Whitney Olin Theater.  Nearly 170 of the more than 850 graduates will participate in the ceremony that begins at 7:00.  That is the same time as last year, but an hour earlier than in previous years.

The college is expecting an overflow crowd, so additional seating will be available in The Commons, where the ceremony will be broadcast live on two large screens.  A reception for the graduates and their families will immediately follow the ceremony, also in The Commons.  This year’s commencement address will be delivered by State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill).

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