Washington Commencement for NS Everett/Marysville and NAS Whidbey Island locations

Columbia College hosts commencement ceremonies in the spring and fall on campus in Columbia, Missouri, and at locations nationwide.

Students sitting in Commencement Ceremony. Grad cap decorated to say "Next stop everywhere - 2019."

June 10, 2023


Ceremony: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Reception to follow


Edward D. Hansen Conference Center

2000 Hewitt Avenue

Everett, WA   98201


2023 Guest speaker

Captain Joshua Menzel, Commanding Officer NAVSTA Everett

     Captain Joshua Menzel, originally from Frontier, Michigan, enlisted in the Navy in 1993, and was commissioned through the Nuclear Enlisted Commissioning Program in 1998.

     At sea, he has served as Reactor Officer onboard USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70), Commanding Officer and Executive Officer onboard USS SPRUANCE (DDG 111), Reactor Training Assistant onboard USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), Operations Officer onboard USS HOWARD (DDG 83), Reactor Mechanical Division Officer onboard USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72), and Damage Control Assistant onboard USS JOHN A MOORE (FFG 19).

     Ashore, he served as an analyst for the Office of the Secretary of Defense - Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (OSD-CAPE), Assistant Surface Community Manager (PERS 41M), and on the Commander Naval Air Forces staff.

     CAPT Menzel earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Idaho and a Master in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University.
His decorations and awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 awards), and various unit awards and service ribbons.


NS Everett - Marysville

Email: marysville@ccis.edu
Phone: 360-653-4480


Student information

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We will provide a professional photographer at the ceremony. Students will be photographed when presented with their diploma. Order forms will be sent to graduates in advance and will be available at the ceremony.

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Caps and gowns

Graduates can order their caps and gowns through the Herff-Jones website. The venue will notify students when regalia is available for pick-up.

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Announcements and rings

Visit the Herff-Jones website to place orders for printed announcements or rings. If you prefer generic announcements, email the bookstore at SM789@BNCollege.com or call (573) 875-7341.

Feeling overwhelmed? View the Main Campus, Evening and Master's checklist to help you prepare for graduation.


Guest information

Seating and special accommodations

Doors open one hour before the ceremony begins. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact your location to reserve handicap or wheelchair seating or to make other special accommodations. Advance reservation guarantees wheelchair seating, otherwise it is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ushers will be available to provide assistance.