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Edmonds College celebrates their 53rd annual Commencement ceremony online

Brenda Obonyo, who served as student government executive officer for administration, was be the 2020 student commencement speaker.
2020 Edmonds College commencement speaker Brenda Obonyo. Photo contest of Edmonds College.

From a June 18, 2020, Edmonds College press release.

For the safety and health of our campus community, the Edmonds College 2020 Commencement celebration was online.

The virtual commencement video is available for viewing at beginning at 10:00 am on Friday, June 19th, with messages from Edmonds College President Dr. Amit B. Singh, Associated Students Executive Officer for Administration Brenda Obonyo, and more.

In addition, the 2020 commencement program will be available for download. 

“During this time of upheaval, our graduates have shown extraordinary resolve,” said EC President Dr. Amit B. Singh.

He went on to say, “They have enriched our classrooms, strengthened our community, and proven themselves as leaders. I’d like to congratulate all 2020 graduates for achieving their academic goal.”

Brenda Obonyo, who served as student government executive officer for administration, will be this year’s student commencement speaker. She earned an associate in science degree from EC and will transfer to the University of Washington this fall to study informatics.

We fought hard and overcame so much to get to where we are now,” said Obonyo. “The fact that we got here is a testament to our resilience.” 
Please note: All 2020 EC graduates are invited to walk in the 2021 Commencement ceremony now scheduled for 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. Graduates' families and friends are also invited to attend next year's ceremony.

2019-20 Graduating Class –– By the Numbers

  • 2,010 degrees, certificates, diplomas, and GED®s.
  • 18 BAS degree awarded.
  • 662 transfer degrees awarded.
  • 1,129 career degrees or certificates awarded.
  • 201 GEDs and/or high school diplomas.
  • 53% female grads.
  • 47% male grads.
  • 18% international students.
  • 30 — avg. age of graduates.
  • 15 — age of youngest graduate, high school diploma.
  • 68 — age of oldest graduate, advanced paralegal certificate.

Editor's note: Edmonds Community College changed their name to Edmonds College on April 13, 2020. The new name reflects the addition of four-year degrees to their academic programs.