Indian Hills Community College’s Centerville campus celebrated it 87th annual commencement Wednesday evening.

The event saw 76 students cross the stage to celebrate graduating in several areas of study including nursing, computer accounting, construction, sustainable agriculture, arts and sciences and several students also received their high school equivalency diploma.

Dr. Anthony White gave the address to students. White is a 2006 graduate of Indian Hills. He went on to become a veterinarian and now runs Parkside Animal Hospital in Centerville with his wife.

During the ceremony Dean of the Centerville campus, Joe Starcevich, recognized the nine “Outstanding Students” that had been chosen from the class. “Outstanding Students” are nominated and chosen by the faculty each year.

Professor Kevin Cook also recognized the seven graduating members of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, as well as graduating veteran Lance Stull.

Long-time nursing professor Dixie Coy and Starcevich were also recognized during the ceremony as both will be retiring after this year’s graduation.

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