Lansing Community College

LCC celebrates December graduates

By Marilyn Twine

Graduate in uniform receives a pin for graduation on their clothing.

Lansing, Mich. – Lansing Community College celebrates its December graduates with in-person ceremonies.

The Fire Academy will graduate 16 new recruits at its ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17. Retired LCC Fire Science Academy Coordinator Bill Pawluk will serve as guest speaker.

A nurse pinning ceremony was held Tuesday, Dec. 14 with 69 graduates being pinned. One nursing student was pinned a few weeks early and with very good reason. Nursing student and U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Jacob Showerman received orders for deployment to Uzbekistan, which would prevent him from taking part in the traditional ceremony.

The Nursing Program worked with Showerman to provide accommodations for him to complete his clinicals prior to his deployment and he has since completed all of his program requirements.

Showerman received his pin from the U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Daniel Rosenblum. He also received the Nursing Program’s Florence Nightingale Award for the graduating student who went above and beyond. As a military student in the Nursing Program, Showerman was also the recipient of an LCC Foundation scholarship.

The Mid-Michigan Police Academy at LCC graduated its newest group of recruits on Friday, December 13 at West Campus. There was a total of 24 graduates in the 108th class. Sheriff Tom Reich from the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office served as guest speaker.

LCC is proud that graduates from our Fire Academy, Nursing Program and Mid-Michigan Police Academy account for many of the region’s fire, police and nursing personnel.

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College is an equal opportunity educational institution/employer. Lansing Community College programs and activities are open for all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, familial status, marital status, military status, veteran’s status, or other status as protected by law, or genetic information.

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