LACONIA — The 45th Annual Commencement Ceremony was held for Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) graduates on May 17 at Bank of N.H. Pavilion at Meadowbrook Musical Arts Center in Gilford. One hundred seventy students graduated from LRCC in 23 academic programs with 173 degrees.
Presiding over LRCC's Commencement ceremony was President Dr. Scott Kalicki, who served as vice president of Student Affairs at Southern New Hampshire University prior to taking the top position at LRCC.
The Student of the Year Award was presented to Kimberly Johnson of Meredith, president of Phi Beta Lambda, LRCC's professional business organization for college students interested in careers in the business world. The Student of the Year Award is based on a vote of the faculty and staff.
Liberal Arts student, Kimberly Amerson of Hillsboro was the class valedictorian. She had the highest grade point average for the graduating class in her LRCC studies.
The Chancellor's Award of Teaching Excellence went to Kathleen Kenney of Concord. The Chancellor's Award for Service Excellence was given to Penelope Garrett of Mirror Lake.
Instructor of the Year was LRCC English Professor Arthur Deleault of Manchester, voted on by the students. Deleault has been voted Instructor of the Year more times than any other faculty member at the college.