Antelope Valley College Helps Build the Future

Posted: June 4, 2016 in Academics, AVC Men's Basketball, AVC Men's BB 2016-17, D-2, Recruitment

A busy busy week at AVC.  Nearly 1500 students graduated in front of a full football stadium of spectators. 

Here’s a look at the future

LANCASTER – Spectators filled the seats and lined the stadium railings, with the overflow audience directed to the campus cafeteria, as more than 600 Antelope Valley College graduates walked in the annual commencement ceremony to receive their diplomas.

The 86th annual commencement ceremony took place in the Brent Carder Marauder Stadium. Despite filling the stadium to beyond capacity, only a fraction of the college’s graduates took part in the traditional ceremony.

This year, the college is conferring 995 Associate in Arts degrees, 600 Associate in Science degrees, 456 associate degrees for transfer to four-year colleges, and 611 certificates, for a total of 2,662 degrees and certificates.

In all, there are 1,470 students who have applied for graduation for fall 2015, spring 2016 or summer 2016. Twenty students graduated with a 4.0 grade point average, and 515 students graduated with honors – Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude and Summa Cum Laude.

Sprng at the JUCO’s is often thought to be a quiet time.  In some JUCO’s it is.  The coaching staff kick back and unfortunately some of the students do too.  At others it is a busy time. 

SAM_0463After 27 years, Athletic Director Newton Chelette was feted with a big retirement party.  He has done much for the AVC athletic department.  Here he is congratulating Nevell Lenard who just signed a three year full ride scholarship with Cal State University Dominguez Valley.

The renovation of the AVC gym is well underway with the roof work done and the floor nearly out!  Look at the progress of putting in the new Chelette floor.







SAM_0456Add to all of that, here is head coach John Taylor watching the signing a $80,000 scholarship with PG Chris Martin who is heading to Corban University in Oregon.  Full ride of course.


This is the third full ride scholarship signed in the past two weeks by AVC players with more to come. 

AVC basketball players finished their finals this week and are taking a deep breath.  At least a week off from school and basketball workouts.

One heck of a busy week at Antelope Valley college.

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