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August 2015

The Collins College Graduates 335 Workforce-Ready Hospitality Professionals


The 2015 commencement ceremony celebrating our graduates was held in June. The graduating students received their diplomas after years of dedication and hard work inside and outside the classroom.


A light drizzle of rain followed by a beautiful rainbow welcomed families and graduates before the ceremony. While lining up for the processional, students called the rainbow a sign of good luck for their future endeavors.


Alumnus Jeff Durham from the graduating class of 1989 was the commencement speaker. After going straight to work in the hospitality industry upon graduation, he was never able to walk during his own commencement ceremony. The Collins College was honored that Durham chose to walk with the 2015 graduating class that evening.


There were 21 candidates for the degree of Master of Science in Hospitality Management and 314 candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management.


Congratulations and best of luck to the class of 2015! Photos from the evening can be found on Facebook. View the commencment video at


commencement processional
Collins College graduates before the 2015 commencement ceremony
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