Graduating class to pursue jobs in health care industry
Western Career College Antioch will hold a graduation ceremony on Friday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. The celebration will take place at the Liberty High School football field in Brentwood, Calif. with approximately 380 students scheduled to graduate.
“This is an exciting time for our students,” said Dick Flan, executive director of Western Career College Antioch. “We are proud of the hard work each student has accomplished and look forward to the impact and difference they will bring to our community.”
Friday’s graduation will include guest speaker Federal Glover, Contra Costa County supervisor, as well as three student speakers who will share life changing personal experiences. Judith Carlin, a criminal justice student, will share the growth she experienced while attending Western with her daughter. Destinee Jones, a massage therapy student, will discuss how her outlook on life has changed since beginning a new career, and Desiree Rios, a health information technology student, will speak of the support she found in her family and mentors while attending Western.
The program will begin with the National Anthem performed by medical assisting student Patricia Whatley. In March, Western Career College Antioch held an “Idol” contest to select the graduation singer. Whatley was selected as the final contestant after a school-wide vote.
Students graduating on the President’s List will be given cords to wear with their attire. Graduates will also be honored for perfect attendance and participation in the student mentor program. The ceremony will include graduating students in the dental assisting, criminal justice, health care administration, health information technology, massage therapy, medical assisting and pharmacy technology.