LC set for another record-setting commencement

Lewis-Clark State College officials expect a record 851 graduates to receive a record 1,005 degrees at the during Friday’s commencement event at 6pm inside the college Activity Center.  

Both the number of graduates and degrees far exceed last year’s all-time highs of 795 graduates and 914 degrees, and will mark the third straight year, and the seventh time in the past nine years, that LC has set a record.

The streak comes as the Idaho State Board of Education continues to emphasize the need for Idaho institutions to produce more graduates even as many schools are experiencing stagnant or even downward trends.

The graduates will be joined at commencement by a number of special guests including President’s Medallion recipient Edmund Schweitzer, president and chairman of the board of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories; Emma Atchley, president of the Idaho State Board of Education; and political analyst and co-host of “The Five” Juan Williams, who will deliver the commencement address.

Williams, who spoke at Lewis-Clark State’s 1994 commencement, is an award-winning political commentator, columnist and bestselling author.

For more information about Lewis-Clark State’s 2017 commencement ceremony visit the college website at