Story by Angela Harrington
Photo by the CNM Chronicle
To accompany this year’s virtual graduation ceremony, CNM will host a graduation celebration, according to Dean of Students, Chris Cavazos.
The celebration is scheduled to take place on May 1st from 2-4 pm, and students are welcome at any time during this window, said Cavazos.
Cavazos explained that the event would be a parade style route through the Smith Brasher parking lot on CNM’s Main Campus.
CNM faculty and staff will be lining the route to cheer and celebrate the graduates, said Cavazos.
CNM is encouraging only one vehicle per graduate, and family and friends will be asked to remain inside of the vehicles due to COVID-19 restrictions, Cavazos said.
“There will be a stage area where graduates will be allowed out of their vehicles for a photo opportunity,” stated Cavazos.
Members of the Executive Team and CNM Board Members have also been invited to be present on the stage, Cavazos explained.
In addition to CNM diploma covers, Cavazos said, “We will be giving away some CNM swag for our graduates.”
The staff will attempt to move the parade along fairly quickly, but with enough time to allow for students to have their moment, said Cavazos.