Las Positas College is set to spotlight the hard work of the 1,282 students in this year’s graduating class during the Livermore community college’s annual commencement ceremony this weekend.
College officials expect around 300 of the graduates to participate in the event on Saturday morning and receive their degrees or certificates in-person.
The keynote address will be delivered by former assemblywoman Catharine Baker. A Republican who represented the Tri-Valley from 2014-18, Baker served as vice chair of the Higher Education Committee and pursued various legislation focused on community colleges and higher education.
The event will also see the 2019 Friend of the College award go to Michael Tree, executive director of the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority. Recently, Tree was instrumental in LPC’s Student Mobility Initiative, a transit pilot program to directly connect LPC with BART and the Livermore Transit Center.
The 29th annual commencement ceremony is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Saturday in the LPC Physical Education Complex, Building 2500, 3000 Campus Hill Drive in Livermore.