Cape Cod Community College to graduate 538

51st commencement to be held at Melody Tent at 4pm today
Captain David Bushy is the featured speaker and Dr. Alice Curran honored as the Alumna of the Year.

CCCC commencement at 4pm today

Dental Hygiene Pinning at 11:30am - Nurse Pinning at 1pm

The 51st Commencement Ceremony of Cape Cod Community College takes place TODAY at 4 pm at the Cape Cod Melody Tent, West Main Street in Hyannis.

As of today, the number of graduates is 538.

President John Cox will officiate at his first Commencement. He will welcome Captain David Bushy, most recently CEO of Cape Air, as this year's featured speaker.

Dr. Alice Curran, class of 1977, will be honored as the 2013 Alumna of the Year. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. She is a faculty member in the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the University of North Carolina where she teaches, conducts research and practices clinical and surgical oral pathology.

During the event the College will announce its annual Excellence in Teaching Award, honoring a faculty member selected by her/his peers for unselfish dedication and excellence.

"Live-streaming" the ceremony

The College will be testing new technology, allowing it to "live-stream" the ceremony over the Internet through the College's website. On Thursday the 30th, a link will be placed on the College's homepage at, and the event should be viewable on most computer/mobile device platforms. The process is still under development, so viewers are asked for their patience as they test it right along with us.

Dental Hygiene Program and Nursing Program graduates

As has become tradition, both the Dental Hygiene Program graduates, and the Nursing Program graduates will hold separate pinning ceremonies "center stage" in the Melody Tent. Dental Hygiene's event takes place at 11:30 a.m. The Nursing Pinning begins at 1 p.m.. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on