Skagit Valley College holds 91st Annual Commencement in Oak Harbor

by Arden Ainley 21st June 2018


Skagit Valley College (SVC) held its 91st Annual Commencement on June 14th in the Oak Harbor High School gymnasium. This year, 1,756 degrees, certificates and diplomas were awarded district-wide, including:


  • 787 Academic Degrees 
  • 813 Professional/Technical Degrees and Certificates
  • 129 high school diplomas, including 50 from the High School 21+ program


10 Baccalaureate of Applied Science in Environmental Conservation degrees


  • 90 Running Start students


Additional facts about the Class of 2018:


  • 26 students received the President’s Medal
  • The age of SVC graduates this year ranged from 16 - 68


Each year, Whidbey Island Campus students recognize faculty and staff members who demonstrate superior performance inside and outside the classroom. Gail Davern (Oak Harbor), English and Literature instructor, received the exceptional full-time faculty award.


Gail Davern


Dr. Phillip Bernhardt-House (Oak Harbor), History instructor, received the exceptional part-time faculty award. Erin Shiflett (Anacortes), Educational Planner, received the exceptional staff award.    


Erin Shiflett

Posted by WhidbeyLocal
Thursday, 21st June 2018, 10:49pm.
Comments (0)
Popular Articles
View More

Upcoming Events

Rhody Care Class

Rhody Care Class   Meerkerk Gardens in Greenbank   Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 10 AM – 12 PM
11 Jul
View More

You also might be interested in

I’ve always loved to fly. I grew up in a family of pilots – my dad was a bush pilot in Alaska and his brother, my uncle Don, retired as a 747 pilot. They built kit planes growing up, and I inherited that same fascination with flying.

Whidbey Buzz

Puget Sound Energy Sponsors Free, Family-Friendly Safety Fair at Greenbank Farm  June 14th, 2015 Safety Fair at Greenbank Farm Sponsored by Puget Sound Energy 12 Noon – 3pm / Free and Family-Friendly Step right up! On June 14th, 2015 from Noon-3pm, Greenbank Farm will host Central Whidbey’s first Safety Fair, generously Sponsored by Puget Sound Energy.

Whidbey Buzz

EXCITING NEWS – The Slow Food USA Ark of Taste has added another one of Whidbey Island’s treasures to their stock of seeds.  The Rockwell Beans have now officially been added and can be found on the Ark of Taste page of Slow Food USA.  The Rockwell Bean is currently grown by only four farmers, who are the descendents of Ebey's Prairie pioneer families: Georgie Smith of Willowood Farm, Wilbur Purdue of Prairie Bottom Farm, Wilbur Bishop of Ebey Road Farm, and Vin Sherman.

Whidbey Buzz

Winter is just around the corner, and it’s time to think about cold weather safety; specifically hypothermia. Hypothermia is a dangerous drop in body temperature, usually caused by prolonged exposure to cold temperatures.

Whidbey Buzz

(Oak Harbor, WA) Each year, the Oak Harbor Yacht Club Buccaneers kick-off the 'Season of Giving' on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, by assembling and delivering good cheer and baskets filled with traditional Thanksgiving dinners, including a turkey and all the trimmings!

Whidbey Buzz