45th Commencement


Nearly 140 West Shore Community College students are eligible to receive degrees and certificates at the college’s 45th commencement ceremony to be held on Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in the College’s Recreation Center Arena.

Speakers for the event will be Emily McKenna, president of the Student Senate, WSCC Interim President Scott Ward, and James Jensen, chairman of the board of trustees. Professor of Theater Dr. Rick Plummer, who is retiring after 18 years of service to the college, will provide the faculty address.

During the ceremonies, the college will honor Jamie Spore with the Alumni Achievement Award. Spore attended Mason County Central Schools and is a 2005 graduate of the college, with high honors, holding associate degrees in liberal arts and medical office information systems. She also attended Ferris State University (FSU).

She is a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, the 2003 recipient of the FSU Rising Star Leadership Award and was recognized in “Who’s Who Among American Junior Colleges.”

Spore is a member of the Ludington Area Jaycees and has spent many hours volunteering her services to the area by making the community more accessible to those who have limited mobility.

The graduates will be presented by Dr. Lisa Stich, Vice President of Academic and Student Services. Chairman Jensen and Interim President Ward will award the degrees.

The Rev. Michael Bell, of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Manistee, will deliver the invocation and benediction.

Music for the event will be provided by the Grand Traverse Pipes and Drums, the WSCC Concert Choir, and the WSCC Wind Symphony which is conducted by Professor of Music Ted Malt.

Following the commencement ceremonies, a reception for the graduates and their families will be held in the Administrative and Conference Building.

Author: Thomas Hawley | Executive Director of College Relations