By Ryan Smith
Continuing a four-year growth trend, 1,880 students graduated from Metro May 13, making it the largest ever spring commencement – the last before Metro becomes a university July 1.
Metro State’s spring graduating class was its largest yet, following a growth trend that has seen the number of graduates increase steadily for three straight years.
In addition to the regular graduation ceremonies held on the Auraria athletic fields and a live webcast online, close to 100 people attended the college’s 2nd annual Veteran’s Graduation and Breakfast Ceremony.
Led by the Office of Student Life, the ceremony recognized student veterans and the success they have achieved in their dual roles as students and members of the military.
In recognition of the unique sacrifices ROTC members make, including but not limited to special training and a commitment to serve if called upon, each was awarded a Challenge Coin Medallion featuring Metro State’s logo on one side and the seal of the five branches of military on the other.