College of Western Idaho to Celebrate Graduation Milestones

Published: May 9, 2014

On Saturday, May 17, the College of Western Idaho (CWI) will honor its 2014 graduating class in a comprehensive commencement ceremony hosted at Taco Bell Arena in Boise. The ceremony, which is scheduled for 7 p.m., will recognize degree and certificate graduates, as well as GED completers. CWI is celebrating two milestones this year with a record number of degree and certificate candidates as well as the most graduates with honors ever.

CWI is expecting nearly 600 students will participate in this year’s commencement ceremony. Some of the highlights of this year’s commencement include:

  • 1112 Degree and Certificate Candidates
  • 299 Graduates with Honors
  • 2,070 GED Candidates
  • 190 Veteran Graduates
  • 144 Students Graduate with Multiple Degrees
  • Average Graduate GPA 3.33
  • Youngest Graduate 17 Years Old
  • Oldest Graduate 68 Years Old

“We could not be more proud of this group of graduates,” says CWI President, Dr. Bert Glandon. “There are so many inspiring stories. This class of graduates has raised the bar of success at CWI and truly is redefining expectations at a community college. We are thrilled to celebrate them on Saturday.”

For more commencement details visit For family and friends of graduates that cannot attend in person, CWI will be streaming the event live at Community members are also encouraged to share messages with graduates using #cwigraduation on Twitter and Instagram. Messages will be streamed on screens for graduates to see while preparing for the ceremony. 

Jennifer Couch                                               

(208) 562-3508                        


About the College of Western Idaho:

The College of Western Idaho is a public, open-access, and comprehensive community college committed to providing affordable access to quality teaching and learning opportunities to the residents of its service area in western Idaho. CWI has seven campus locations throughout Southwest Idaho providing higher education and 21st Century technical skills acquisition. The college is dedicated to improving the community’s economic well-being by responding with highly-educated and productive graduates. The foundation for the area’s only community college was created by a supermajority of voters in Ada and Canyon counties on May 22, 2007. For more information about the college, visit or call (208) 562-3000.


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