Grand Island Graduation Information

The Grand Island Campus of Central Community College will host commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the Heartland Events Center.

Deadline to RSVP has passed.  

Contact Emily Gildersleeve for more information

Cap and Gown

Hunter green cap, tassel and gown can be purchased at any time through the Follett Bookstore on campus. The cost is $36 plus tax. Additional tassels are $4 each plus tax. The cap, gown and tassel can be taken at the time of purchase. If you have additional questions, or are unable to pick up your cap, tassel and gown, please call Ray Johnson, Campus Bookstore Manager, at 308-398-7418. NOTE: There will be an additional fee of $7.50 plus tax to mail your cap, tassel and gown to you.  

If necessary, arrangements can be made to deliver tassels, caps, gowns, and announcements to Kearney and Lexington for students living in those areas. Kearney students can contact Katie Holmes at 308-338-4001 or Lexington students can contact Cheryl Bowers-Richardson at 308-338-4081 or   

Students will be allowed to wear corsages or boutonnieres on their graduation gowns. Please wear proper attire for graduation.  

Commencement Rehearsal

The only rehearsal for graduation will be held at 8:30 a.m. sharp on graduation day. It is imperative that all graduates be present for the whole rehearsal. The doors to the Events Center will be closed during the rehearsal. Doors will be opened at 9:30 a.m. for family and friends to be seated.

We need to be made aware of any special accommodations for handicapped students. If accommodations are needed, please contact Emily Gildersleeve at 308-398-7378 or

Graduation Invitations

Students going through the graduation ceremony are entitled to 25 free graduation invitations. The invitations will be available from Emily Gildersleeve located in the Assessment Office (Room 348) during regular office hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).

Honor Medallions

Honor medallions will be awarded to those students earning an AAS, AA or AS degree and have attained a cumulative grade-point average of 3.75 or above. Eligibility is based on cumulative GPA from the fall semester (includes students finishing in the summer session). Students must participate in the graduation ceremony to receive a medallion.

Alpha Delta Nu ΔN)

Alpha Delta Nu is the only Nursing Honor Society for Associate Degree Nursing Students. Membership requires a 3.0 GPA or above and individuals must demonstrate integrity and professionalism. Students in Alpha Delta Nu participated in student activities and projects. Members of Alpha Delta Nu wear apricot and green honor cords. Along with honor cords, members are given the Alpha Delta Nu pin. For more information contact Rachel Zeiger at 308-398-7566 or Tiffany Eggleston at 308-398-7594.

Phi Theta Kappa

Graduates who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society are responsible for ordering their own honors stole and tassel at Medallion and cord are optional additions; when ordering medallions please be sure to order the correct one (member versus chapter officer). Place your order immediately to accommodate potential shipping and handling delays. Please contact your chapter advisor of Alpha Tau Tau for more information. 

Order your PTK honors stole and tassel

The National Society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Pi)

Graduates who are inducted members of Sigma Alpha Pi, The National Society of Leadership and Success are responsible for ordering their own honors stole and cords at Please be sure to place your order early enough for on-time delivery. Inducted members have attended and completed the following: orientation, leadership training day, three success networking team meetings and three broadcasts. If you have questions about your membership status, contact one of the advisors.

Order your NSLS honors stole and cords


If you are a veteran or current service member and a member of the SALUTE honor society, you may wear a SALUTE honors stole. Please contact Travis Karr at 308-398-7376 for more information on how to get your SALUTE honors stole.

Veterans Appreciation Honor Cords

In honor of our graduating veteran and current service member students, red, white and blue veterans appreciation honor cords will be made available to any graduating veteran student interested in wearing one during commencement. Contact Travis Karr at 308-398-7376 for further information.

Register for the Veterans and Military Graduation Cord

Graduation Luncheon

The Central Community College Foundation will host a graduation luncheon for all degree and diploma graduates. Students do not have to go through the graduation ceremony in order to attend. The date for the luncheon is Tuesday, April 23, at noon in the Student Center. It will last approximately one hour. More information regarding the luncheon will be sent to you at a later date. Make plans now to attend.

Contact Emily Gildersleeve for more information.

Seeking Full-Time Employment?

If you would like your name, address, and phone number released to potential employers, please complete the following release. Employers may then call you with employment opportunities. Deadline to submit: May 5, 2019.

Career & Employment Services Registration and Release


Iris Photography Studio will be taking pictures at the graduation ceremony as each graduate receives their degree or diploma. Photographs will be available for purchase online via digital download or to be mailed directly from Iris Photography. The CCC Foundation alumni relations office will mail one complimentary 4x6 photograph to your current address on file with the registrar’s office. Please allow up to four weeks for your complimentary photograph to be mailed and make sure your address on file is current. 

Below is the link to the graduation albums. It is the same link for all campus locations, with a separate group for each. To access photos you need to enter your e-mail address. Allow 2-3 days after your commencement ceremony for photos to be available.

Please contact Cheri Beda, Alumni Director with any questions at or 308-398-7437

View Photos

Degrees and Diplomas

Don’t be alarmed when you open your degree folder at graduation and find it empty. Final grades are due several days after the ceremony; thus, your final academic credit check will take place after that. If you are completing your requirements in May, you can expect your degree and/or diploma in the mail by the end of June. If you are a summer graduate, you can look for your degree and/or diploma at the beginning of September. (You should have already received your degree/diploma if you earned it in December.)

*Please note: If you have an outstanding balance with the student accounts office, you will not have access to your transcript and your degree will not be mailed to you until all remaining bills are paid. Contact the student accounts 0ffice to take care of any outstanding balances.



Emily Gildersleeve