More than 200 students from Pierce College at JBLM graduated during Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 29th annual college graduation ceremony this spring. The ceremony recognized military students who graduated from a number of universities and colleges with a variety of degrees.
The ceremony’s keynote speaker, Colonel Daniel S. Morgan, serves as the Joint Base Commander from Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The Georgetown University graduate spoke of the importance of higher education and encouraged graduates to continue on a path toward servant leadership.
Pierce College Fort Steilacoom President Denise Yochum and Executive Director for Pierce College at JBLM Mark Haskins conferred degrees to Pierce College at JBLM students during the ceremony. “We are very honored to be one of the institutions to serve the community at JBLM,” Yochum said. “We have over 200 students graduating today, and they have taken an average of seven years to complete their degrees. These students are filled with persistence, and I commend them for completing the first leg of their educational journey.”
During the ceremony, Pierce College at JBLM Professor Jerry Black also received the Commander’s Certificate for Distinguished Faculty Award. Black is a career educator who has taught junior high and high school mathematics, and developmental math at Pierce College at JBLM. Throughout his career, Black has consistently demonstrated a passion for and dedication to the success of his students.
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