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Colorado Mountain College Commencement picture featuring Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser (Photo courtesy of Post Independent)

Information released from Colorado Mountain College (CMC) yesterday, March 17, announced that all Spring Graduation Commencement ceremonies have been cancelled.

“Colorado Mountain College regrets to announce that all spring in-person commencement ceremonies will be canceled due to the precautions that are being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19, mandated restrictions on public gatherings, and an abundance of caution to keep its graduates, their families and guests, employees, and community members safe,” read the CMC press release.

“In these unprecedented times, our first priority is for students to remain healthy and complete their spring coursework on schedule, if possible,” said President and CEO of Colorado Mountain College Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser. “Our faculty and staff are putting all of their energy into keeping our students on track through online and alternate course delivery. We understand how disappointing it is for students who will not have the chance to participate in commencement this May, but hope they know how proud we are of them and their accomplishments.”

CMC also clarified, “CMC had secured a slate of prominent women commencement speakers to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. They have been notified and will be invited back should alternate dates be determined later this year.”

College leadership is considering alternate arrangements to celebrate the remarkable achievements of CMC’s 2020 graduates. These will be announced in the coming weeks and at