Antelope Valley College’s first cohort of Airframe Manufacturing Technology, Bachelor of Science Degree graduates stand during a celebratory luncheon on May 18 at the John P. Eliopulos Hellenic Center, 

LANCASTER — Antelope Valley College will award a record-breaking number of 3,414 degrees and certificates — including the first 10 bachelor’s degrees of the Airframe Manufacturing Technology, Bachelor of Science Degree program — at Friday’s 89th annual Commencement.

AV College’s Airframe Manufacturing Technology, Bachelor of Science Degree program was one of 12 programs statewide to gain final approval by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors in March 2015.

The 10 bachelor’s degree graduates are: Martin Elias Ramos, Elaine Clinton, Amanda De La Torre, Eddie Lopez, Wilson Morales, Rodney Ogan, Juan Carlos Ruvalcaba, Marlene Ruvalcaba, Andrea Smart and Paula Washington.

The 3,414 degrees include 419 Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer, 873 Associate in Arts, 448 Associate in Science Degree for Transfer, 577 Associate in Science and 1,087 certificates.

“Record-breaking year for the number of degrees and certificates that are being awarded,” said Liz Diachun, executive director of Marketing & Public Information for AV College.

The unduplicated number of graduates is 1,776 students. This is the total of all students who have applied for graduation for fall 2018, spring 2019 or summer 2019.

Nineteen students will graduate with a 4.0. GPA, and 689 students graduated with honors (Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, Summa Cum Laude).

SOAR High School graduated 87 students this year with 51 concurrently receiving degrees from AV College.

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