College of Western Idaho (CWI) celebrated its 2022 class of graduates, May 13, in a commencement ceremony held at ExtraMile Arena in Boise. Graduates, family, and friends were favored with remarks from President Gordon Jones, Board of Trustee Chair Molly Lenty, Cally Roach from the State Board of Education, and 2022 Graduate, Tanya Coles.
Recognizing graduates ranging in age from 15 to 75, highlights of the College’s 13th Commencement included:
- 1,201 Degree and Certificate Candidates
- 1,471 Degrees and Certificates Earned
- 494 Graduates with Honors
- 3.370 Average Graduate GPA
- 270 Graduates with Multiple Degrees
- 29 Associate Degrees Awarded to Dual Credit Students
- 141 Veteran Graduates
- 273 Apprenticeship Graduates
- 153 GED Graduates
Concluding the ceremony, President Jones left graduates with one request.
“I would like to underscore the significance of your achievement and the joy of seeing you all so proud with diploma in hand. CWI has empowered thousands and thousands of students in the Treasure Valley, I believe, forever reshaping the dynamics not only individuals, but their families, in some cases friends, and generations to come in our community… I would ask you all as you move forward with empowerment, confidence, learning, knowledge, and skills, to go out and tell your story… Congratulations, Class of 2022!”