Commencement 2024

Friday May 24 , 2024

Commencement represents an exciting, celebratory conclusion to a successful academic career at Woodland Community College. The educational success that the award of an Associate degree represents demonstrates considerable sacrifice, hard work, and commitment.

Mark your calendars

Date Description
Monday, April 15 Deadline to apply for Spring 2024 Graduation (Apply via Self-Service)
Tuesday, May 14 3:00pm Grad Swag Pick-Up (Woodland and Colusa campuses)
Friday, May 17 Grad Swag Pick-Up Day (Lake County Campus)
Friday, May 17 6:00 pm

Si Se Puede Graduation (Woodland Campus)

Friday, May 24 6:00 pm

Woodland Community College 16th Annual Commencement Ceremony
Lake County Campus 40th Annual Commencement Ceremony



WCC: Tuesday, May 14, 2024 4:00 pm

LCC: Friday, May 24, 2024  1:00 pm

WCC Class of 2024 Student Speakers

2024 ASWCC President, Shawn Tan 


Shawn is a first-generation Cambodian college student on a mission to become a Physician Assistant and give back to those in need. His family’s journey from surviving genocide to seeking a better life imbues him with a profound sense of purpose and gratitude.

Driven by a desire to make a difference, Shawn navigates college with determination, fueled by the belief that education is key to breaking barriers. His journey isn’t just about personal success - it’s about honoring his family’s sacrifices and giving hope to others.

With each step toward his goal, Shawn carries the dreams of his loved ones and the hope of a brighter future. His path is guided by empathy and a commitment to serving the underprivileged, inspired by his own experiences of overcoming adversity.

As he works toward becoming a Physician Assistant, Shawn sees ever patient as an opportunity to make a difference. His compassion knows no bounds, and his dedication to helping others shines bright in a world that often overlooks those in need.

Through his journey, Shawn reminds us that resilience, kindness, and perseverance can light the way forward. His story is not just one of survival, but of resilience - a reminder that no matter the challenges we face, there is always hope for a better tomorrow.

2024 Valedictorian, Juan Monino


Juan Monino is the proud father of an 8-year-old son. During the Covid pandemic, Juan decided to enroll at Woodland Community College (WCC). The expansion of online education, brought forth by the pandemic, allowed Juan to study while still being the primary caregiver to his son, Izaiah. At first, Juan was nervous about starting college because he had not attended a school in over 10 years. In his first semester, Juan only took two courses. However, after a couple of semesters, he regained confidence and began studying full-time, receiving straight As.

Initially, Juan did not know what he wanted to study. Juan only knew he wanted to do something that would help the community. He began with nursing prerequisites and then switched majors to psychology. Once Juan completed all the courses required for his Psychology Transfer Degree, he started taking chemical dependency counselor courses at WCC.

Juan has been accepted to UC Davis’s Psychology Bachelor's program for the Fall 2024 semester. After he graduates from UC Davis, he plans to return to WCC for one semester to finish his chemical dependency certification program and get work experience helping unhoused people in Woodland who are suffering from addiction. He then hopes to join CSU Sacramento’s Rehabilitation Counseling Master’s program.

WCC Graduation Information 

Woodland Community College 2023 Commencement Program 

Coming soon...