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NCMC Commencement History

Date

Day

Time

Place

President

Speaker

May 10, 2014

Saturday

9:00 AM



1:00 PM

KCC

Neil Nuttall

David Russell
Commissioner, Missouri Department of Higher Education

Don Sipes
VP of Regional Services for Saint Luke’s Health System

May 11, 2013

Saturday

10:00 AM

KCC

Neil Nuttall

Zora Mulligan, J.D.
CEO, MO CC Assoc

May 5, 2012

Saturday

10:00 AM

KCC

Neil Nuttall

Judith K. Sabbert
CEO, Heartland Foundation

May 7, 2011

Saturday

10:00 AM

KCC

Neil Nuttall

John L. Holcomb, O.D.
Board of Trustees Member

May 8, 2010

Saturday

10:30 AM

KCC

Neil Nuttall

Lowell C. Kruse
Chairman, MO Coord. Bd for Higher Ed

May 9, 2009

Saturday

10:30 AM

KCC

Neil Nuttall

Mike Ritze, D.O.
Alum/OK State Representative

May 10, 2008

Saturday

10:30 AM

KCC

Neil Nuttall

Brad Lager
State Senator

May 12, 2007

Saturday

10:30 AM

KCC

Neil Nuttall

Kathryn Swan

May 13, 2006

Saturday

10:30 AM

KCC

Neil Nuttall

John Phillip Hamilton

May 14, 2005

Saturday

10:30 AM

KCC

Neil Nuttall

Fred Holman
Alum

May 8, 2004

Saturday

10:30 AM

KCC

Walt Nolte

James Talent
US Senator

May 10, 2003

Saturday

10:30 AM

KCC

Walt Nolte

Quentin Wilson
Commissioner DHE

May 11, 2002

Saturday

10:30 AM

KCC

Walt Nolte

David Klindt
State Senator

May 12, 2001

Saturday

10:30 AM

KCC

Walt Nolte

Sam Graves
US Congressman

May 6, 2000

Saturday

10:30 AM

KCC

Walt Nolte

Betty Preston
Pres, State Bd. Education

May 8, 1999

Saturday

10:30 AM

KCC

Walt Nolte

Tim Whitaker
Mayor of Trenton

May 9, 1998

Saturday

10:30 AM

KCC

Walt Nolte

Dean Hubbard
President NWMSU

May 10, 1997

Saturday

10:30 AM

THS Gym

Jim Selby

Jim Selby/
Carol Elliott

May 11, 1996

Saturday

10:30 AM

CF Russell
or THS Gym

Jim Selby

Lloyd Ketcham
Alum

May 13, 1995

Saturday

10:30 AM

THS Gym

Jim Selby

Charles McClain
Commissioner CBHE

May 14, 1994

Saturday

11:00 AM

CF Russell
or Adams

Jim Selby

David Pierce
President AACC

May 8, 1993

Saturday

2:00 PM

CF Russell
or Adams

Jim Selby

Glen Richardson
Alum

May 2, 1992

Sunday

2:00 PM

CF Russell
or Adams

Jim Selby

Beth Wheeler
State Representative

May 3, 1991

Friday

8:00 PM

THS Gym

Jim Selby

Bill Manby
Carnation Co.

May 4, 1990

Friday

8:00 PM

THS Gym

Jim Selby

Dean Hubbard
President NWMSU

May 5, 1989

Friday

8:00 PM

THS Gym

Don Gatzke

David Doctorian
State Senator

May 6, 1988

Friday

8:00 PM

THS Gym

Don Gatzke

John Ashcroft
Governor

May 8, 1987

Friday

Don Gatzke

Larry D. Barnes
Alum

May 9, 1986

Friday

8:00 PM

CF Russell
or Adams

Robert Webb

Lloyd Ketcham
Alum

May 10, 1985

Friday

8:00 PM

CF Russell
or Adams

Robert Webb

Bill Stewart
President Kirkwood CC

May 4, 1984

Friday

8:00 PM

CF Russell
or Adams

Robert Webb

Stephen Dougherty
Dept. Comm., CBHE

May 13, 1983

Friday

8:00 PM

CF Russell
or Adams

Robert Webb

Robert Marshall
Dean CMSU

May 14, 1982

Friday

8:00 PM

CF Russell
or Adams

Robert Webb

Charles McClain
President NEMSU

May 14, 1981

Friday

8:00 PM

CF Russell
or Adams

Robert Webb

Frank Hough
Professor, Graceland

May 16, 1980

Friday

8:00 PM

CF Russell
or Adams

Paul Ricker

William Hopkins
Pres. BOT, SFCC

May 1979

Paul Ricker

Norma Lee Browning
Alum

May 19, 1978

Friday

8:00 PM

CF Russell
or Adams

Paul Ricker

Ralph Kidd
Alum

May 1977

Paul Ricker

May 1976

Paul Ricker

May 1975

Wm. K. Ray

May 1974

Wm. K. Ray

Gene Andereck
Board Member