Inauguration Celebration Communication to Staff and Faculty

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OCTOBER 4, 2011

On Friday, November 4, 2011, the Washington State Community College Community will formally inaugurate our sixth president, Dr. Bradley Ebersole, in a ceremony beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the Harvey Graham Auditorium. This is a momentous occasion for our college; a time for renewal, a time for growth, and a time for celebration. We want to be certain that our entire Washington State family can join in. 

To that end, campus offices will be closed at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, November 4, and arrangements are being made with professors of afternoon classes held that afternoon to make it possible that all students, faculty and staff can attend the inauguration ceremony and reception following this exciting occasion, while also being certain that course content may be covered.

Faculty are encouraged to participate in the ceremony by marching in the Procession in regalia.  Staff members owning regalia and wishing to march are also invited to join in. If you choose not to march, you are invited to sit in the audience.  In an effort to plan seating for Procession participants and to communicate additional information, we ask that you inform Connie Legraen of your plans to march and/or attend by Friday, October 14.

Due to the volume of out-of-town and off-campus guests for this event, we also ask that on Friday, November 4, all WSCC students, faculty and staff park in the student parking area near the CB&T.

Inauguration Schedule:

  • 1:30 p.m. – All offices at WSCC are closed; afternoon classes will be addressed on a case-by-case basis
  • 1:40 p.m. – Line-up for the Procession begins in the A&S Building (additional information to come)
  • 2 p.m. – Inauguration ceremony begins with Procession entering auditorium
  • 3:30 p.m. – Ceremony concludes; Cake reception to immediately follow in the Commons area of the Main Building

 The inauguration of a new president has a special place in the history of an institution of higher learning. It marks a changing of the guard, the ushering in of a new era, and celebrates the past while firmly charting the college’s path into the future. We hope that you will make every effort to attend this important event to celebrating the Washington State Community College of today and tomorrow.

Thank You,
Inauguration Committee
Amanda Herb
Connie Legraen
Joy Frank-Collins

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