College Awarded 934 Certificates and Associate Degrees to 789 Individuals

Article by: Melinda Eddleman

Del Mar College “prospective” graduates waited all spring semester to hear the familiar ceremonial tune. On May 12, 789 “prospective” graduates marched into the American Bank Center to the cadence of “Pomp & Circumstance” as part of the College’s Spring 2014 Commencement.

The Class of Spring 2014 includes 104 Collegiate High School students who received certificates and associate’s degrees before getting their high school diplomas. The graduation ceremony for the CHS is scheduled for May 16.

In all, the College awarded 934 certificates and associate’s degrees combined.

Before the prospective graduates walked the stage, however, they heard words of wisdom from Dr. D. Scott Elliff, Superintendent of the Corpus Christi Independent School District (CCISD). In January, the DMC alumnus announced his plans to retire from CCISD in September.

To read a full release about Dr. Elliff, visit

View Dr. Elliff's keynote address and a surprise performance by clicking on the video below:


The Spring 2014 Commencement platform party first took their places on stage with Del Mar College faculty then walking in to form a human tunnel led by Grand Marshal Marjorie Hoy, Professor of Dental Assisting, followed by Division Marshals Dr. Judi Phillips, Professor of Kinesiology, and Donna Hamil, Professor of Dental Hygiene. DMC “prospective” graduates dressed in their blue caps and gowns then entered the Center through the greeting tunnel made up of faculty from departments in the College’s two divisions––Arts & Sciences and Business, Professional and Technology Education.

To read the names of Class of May 2014, click here. 

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