News & Notes (4/28/14)

local@modbee.comApril 27, 2014 


Modesto Junior College will hold its 92nd commencement at 6 p.m. Friday in the stadium on the east campus, 435 College Ave. By the end of the spring semester, MJC will have awarded roughly 1,268 associate degrees to 1,047 individuals and 380 certificates of achievement to 330 students. About 400 graduates plan to participate in the ceremony. Graduating student Carissa Autry will give a speech titled “Milestones.” Student soloist Christian Pasillas will sing the national anthem. Music by the MJC Combined Concert Band, under the direction of Professor Erik Maki, will highlight the ceremony. The annual graduation luncheon is planned at noon Friday in the Mary Stuart Rogers Student Learning Center on the west campus. The luncheon will feature graduating student Elizabeth De La Cruz as the keynote speaker, and presentation of awards from Phi Theta Kappa and Alpha Gamma Sigma. Luncheon tickets must be purchased in advance and are available for $12 each in the Pirates’ Bookstore on the east campus. For more information, call (209) 575-6866.


In cooperation with Everett School, the city of Modesto will celebrate Arbor Day with a ceremony Wednesday. It will be held at the school, 1530 Mount Vernon Drive, with an assembly beginning at 9 a.m. Members of the student body will participate with the city Forestry Division in planting donated trees throughout the school grounds. Trees are being donated by organizations and individuals. Mayor Garrad Marsh will lead the ceremony.


Friends of the Empire Library will hold its annual book sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the library meeting room, 18 S. Abbie St. For more information, call Marye Martinez at (209) 523-0449 Proceeds will benefit the library.

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