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682 students graduating from Cuesta College 

Screen Shot 2013-05-22 at 6.59.23 AMCuesta College holds commencement on Friday

Cuesta College will graduate 682 students at the 48th annual commencement ceremony on Friday, May 24.

The Cuesta College 2013 graduating class, which includes students who have completed degree requirements in fall 2012, spring 2013 and summer 2013 semesters, earned a total of 839 degrees.

Students from two international countries, including China and Germany, and six states, including Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio, are among the graduating class. Nearly half of the 2013 graduates came from local high schools – 329 in total.

The graduates range in age from 19 to 64, and degrees will be bestowed upon 271 males and 411 females. Of the graduates, 157 earned honors or high honors by achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, including four that earned a perfect 4.0.

Cuesta’s 48th general commencement ceremony will start at 5:00 p.m. on May 24 at the Cuesta College gymnasium on the San Luis Obispo campus. The graduate lineup will begin at 4:00 p.m.

Graduates of the registered nursing program will be honored at a celebration ceremony from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on May 24, also in the gymnasium on the San Luis Obispo campus. Graduates of the nursing program will also be recognized at a celebration ceremony on Thursday, May 23 at 6:00 p.m. in Dallons Hall on the north county campus in Paso Robles.

The general commencement ceremony will stream live online at and the registered nursing ceremony will stream live online at The ceremonies will also be broadcast live and replayed on Charter Cable Channel 19.

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