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Colorado Mountain College to host Vail Valley start on May 6

This year will be a return to traditional Colorado Mountain College commencement ceremonies, such as here at the Vilar Center in 2019. The College’s Vail Valley campus will return to the center on May 6 to celebrate graduation.
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For the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Colorado Mountain College’s in-person commencement ceremonies will be open to the public. Although graduates were permitted to invite a limited number of guests early last year, this year the college is inviting members of the community to join in the celebration of graduate achievements.

Students at CMC’s 11 campuses will receive certificates of professional competence, associate’s degrees, and bachelor’s degrees.

The keynote address for the Vail Valley Campus graduation will be delivered by Melina Valsecia, Executive Director of the Eagle Valley Community Foundation.

In addition to her role at the Eagle Valley Community Foundation, Valsecia served as executive director of Neighborhood Navigators of Eagle County and managed the Mobile Cultural Resource Alliance. A native Spanish speaker, Valsecia grew up in Argentina and earned her undergraduate degree in Paraguay. Valsecia moved to Eagle County in 2007 and earned a master’s degree in public health and national certification in health education.

Valsecia will target graduates at the start of the school year on May 6. The Colorado Mountain College Vail Valley campus will celebrate the start beginning at 5 p.m. at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek.

For more information and for details on each commencement ceremony, visit coloradomtn.edu/graduation.