College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) 2016 Commencement ceremony is in the books and thanks to the support of countless CWI employees the celebration was a perfect closing to a phenomenal year. Ceremony manager, Crystal Van Komen, estimates close to 600 graduate candidates and GED completers attended the ceremony held at Taco Bell Arena in Boise. This is an increase of 200 students compared to the previous year. In addition, record number of family, friends, and supporters were in attendance to cheer on their favorite graduate; the arena reported 5,182 attendees.
The engagement and energy was also at an all-time high. Much of the excitement was shared through the #cwigraduation hashtag, which can be viewed at cwi.edu/graduation. A video recording of the ceremony can be found on the graduation webpage as well.