The Oakhurst Community College Center and Madera Community College Center held their 2013 Commencement ceremony May 17 in the Madera Center amphitheater where 20 area students were among 205 students who received their associate of arts and associate in science degrees.
The local students who received their degrees included Coarsegold students Roni Bates, Andrew Davidson, Janie Renteria, Kyle Robinson and Leslie Smiley; Oakhurst students David Mellon, Emily Morrow, Lydia Richie, Kathryn Shimer, Amanda Webb, and Jack Williamson; North Fork students Tamara Fiske, Kristal Newman, Kiley Rolff and Sharon Wallace; Heidi Morris of Ahwahnee; Dawn Long of Raymond; Vicki Bustos of Mariposa; Geri Hoag of Tollhouse; and Alice Rivera Rosenfeld of Yosemite.
A "Student of Note" award was given to one student graduating from the Oakhurst center, and one from the Madera center. The Oakhurst center award was presented to Alice Rosenfeld. The award recognizes a student who has overcome significant obstacles in his/her pursuit of education.