Commencement Ceremonies


Winter Commencement | December 9, 2022

Central Community College held its second winter commencement on December 9 at CCC-Hastings.

Seventy-five graduates participated in the ceremony, which encompassed the Columbus, Grand Island, and Hastings campuses. Beth Boesch, a CCC-Columbus graduate and current member of the CCC Foundation Board of Directors, served as the keynote speaker. She began by detailing her “education safari,” which took 20 years to complete.


Spring Commencement | May 5, 2023

Nearly 500 Central Community College graduates received their degrees during three commencement ceremonies on May 5. The Heartland Events Center hosted both the Grand Island and Hastings campus graduations while the Raider Fieldhouse hosted the Columbus campus commencement.

Keynote addresses at all three campuses were delivered by CCC’s Outstanding Alumni Award recipients, Marci Ostmeyer, Columbus; Jannelle Seim, Grand Island; and Brent and Andrea Winfield, Hastings.




Family Affair

We absolutely adore the fact that our CCC faculty and staff get to embark on this incredible journey of celebration alongside their loved ones during graduation. In this remarkable family affair, it’s not just a degree being handed over; it’s a symbolic torch of knowledge, determination, and accomplishment being passed from one generation to the next. It’s a vivid display of unwavering support, unwavering love, and unwavering belief in the incredible potential of our graduates.

Sarah Loudy and daughter Lily Asche