NorthWest Arkansas Community College will host its credit commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 10, at Arend Arts Center in Bentonville. Almost 500 students are expected to participate in ceremonies at 9 a.m., noon and 4 p.m. A total of 941 graduates have made application to receive 1,150 credentials, the college said.
Bob Crafton and EvaLena Mayo are scheduled to receive honorary degrees. Crafton will receive an honorary associate degree of entrepreneurial leadership, and Mayo will receive an honorary associate degree of educational service.
Distinguished graduates to be honored are Bethany Hollis, Myrlinda Huff and Lemanuel Allen. NWACC distinguished faculty members to be honored are Denise Nemec, Sandy Tedder and Alan Clark.
Raul “Rulli” Torres will be recognized as the recipient of the Dick Trammel Distinguished Alumni Award. This is the first commencement for college president Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson, who became NWACC’s chief executive on July 1, 2013.