Colorado Mountain College to hold virtual commencement May 15 |

Colorado Mountain College to hold virtual commencement May 15

Jeremy Deem, left, Colorado Mountain College Summit County Faculty of the Year high fives graduate Jay Koenekamp at the campus' commencement in May 2019.
Charles Engelbert / Colorado Mountain College

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct the URL where students can submit photos.

Colorado Mountain College announced that the school will hold a virtual commencement May 15 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge is pictured on April 28. Commencement exercises will be held virtually on May 15.
Liz Copan /

The virtual commencement will feature seven Colorado women who were selected as part of the college’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote:

  • Christine Benero, Mile High United Way president and chief executive officer
  • Lauren Y. Casteel, The Women’s Foundation of Colorado chief executive officer
  • Heather Dugan, Colorado Parks and Wildlife head of law enforcement
  • Kate Greenberg, Colorado commissioner of agriculture
  • Monica Márquez, Colorado Supreme Court justice
  • Jennifer McLaren, Smartwool president and chief executive officer
  • Dr. Angie Paccione, Colorado Department of Higher Education executive director
  • Dianne Primavera, Colorado lieutenant governor (Breckenridge and Dillon campus)

In the statement, Colorado Mountain College said graduating students will receive a package in the mail containing a mortarboard and tassel, a letter from the president, alumni mementos and other surprises. Graduating students also have been entering information and photos into an online form, which will populate the virtual commencement website at The site will go live for the ceremony at noon May 15.

Students will then watch the program tailored for their home campus, including a student speaker. Each graduating students’ name will be called by an emcee, and a student speaker will return to the screen to lead their classmates in the turning of the tassels.

The college is encouraging graduates to pull together watch parties of friends and family members and to post photos using the hashtag “#cmcgrad2020” or at

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