With an increase of more than 18 percent over last year, the largest class in Montgomery County Community College history will graduate on May 17, 2012. A total of 1,563 students will receive associate’s degrees and certificates during the College’s 45th Commencement exercises, which return to the College’s Central Campus in Blue Bell after being held in Valley Forge for the past two years.
In addition to setting the largest overall record, the class of 2012 also sets the record for the most West Campus students to graduate in a given year, totaling 293, and for the most e-Learning graduates at 37. This year’s class also includes 19 veterans and four graduates on active military duty, and 49 international students from 23 different countries.
Academically, the class of 2012 is comprised of 11 Honors Program students; 141 members of Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society; 70 inductees into Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; and 44 students who earned a 3.9 GPA or higher.
The average age of the 2012 graduating class is 28, with the youngest student at age 17 and the oldest at age 71.
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