Whidbey Island

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

 
 
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Dates

June 3, 2022


Times

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


Address

Skywarrior Theater NAS Whidbey Island
955 W Midway St, Bldg 118
Oak Harbor, WA 98278

2022 Guest speaker

Rob Boone, Associate Vice President, Columbia College Global-Military

Rob Boone a native of Lexington, Kentucky, received a Regular Army commission from Sam Houston State University as a 2nd Lieutenant in December of 1992 as an Infantry Officer Branch detailed Quartermaster.

His deployments include, Sinai Egypt, Multinational Force of Observers, Tunisia, Africa, Haiti, Operation Uphold Democracy, and two tours in Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

He is a graduate from Army Command and General Staff College, Joint Advanced Warfighting School, Infantry Officers Advanced and Basic Courses, Quartermaster Officer Transition Course, Army Ranger School, Airborne School, Air Assault School and Rigger School.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Sam Houston University and a Masters of Arts from American Military University in Military History, with a focus on Special Operations in Low intensity Conflict.

Boone retired after 26 years of service in 2016. Before joining Columbia College in 2019, he worked for the Veterans Administration and he Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Contact

Whidbey IslandColumbia College-NAS Whidbey Island

Email: Whidbey@CCIS.edu
Phone: (360) 279-9030

 

Student information

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Photography

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. Students may choose to ship the regalia to their venue free of charge or directly to the graduate for the cost of shipping. 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.

 
 

Directions

From Seattle - Tacoma and Points South

Drive north from Seattle on Interstate 5 and take exit 226. Turn left onto state highway-536W until you reach state highway 20, a two-lane roundabout (stay in the left lane). Turn left and travel about 4 miles until you cross over the Deception Pass Bridge onto Whidbey Island. Continue on Hwy 20 to Ault Field Road. Turn right and travel about 2 miles to Langley Blvd. Turn right and proceed to the installation entrance point. Once on base proceed to the four way stop and turn right on to W. Midway Blvd. The theatre will be on your right.

From Bellingham - Vancouver B.C and Points North

Drive south from Bellingham, Vancouver, and points north on Interstate 5 and take exit 226. Turn right onto state highway-536W until you reach state highway 20, a two-lane roundabout (stay in the left lane). Turn left and travel about 4 miles until you cross over the Deception Pass Bridge onto Whidbey Island. Continue on Hwy 20 to Ault Field Road. Turn right and travel about 2 miles to Langley Blvd. Turn right and proceed to the installation entrance point. Once on base proceed to the four way stop and turn right on to W. Midway Blvd. The theatre will be on your right.