Lewis and Clark Community College is celebrating it's largest class in history. A record number of students will be walking at the Commencement ceremony for the 45th year. More than 1,000 students have already met the requirements to graduate and 270 are expected to take part in graduation. This year’s commencement address will be delivered by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Christopher P. Lu.
Lu, who was sworn into office in April 2014, serves as the chief operating officer of the 17,000-employee U.S. Department of Labor. Kent Scheffel, Lewis & Clark's Vice President of Enrollment tells The Big Z having Lu deliver the address is the result of prior discussions.
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The ceremony starts at 7p.m. at the Hatheway Cultural Center's Ann Whitney Olin Theatre tonight. 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.