Cedar Valley College is celebrating a key milestone and invites the community to participate in special events scheduled throughout the 2017-18 school year. CVC first opened for classes in the summer of 1977. By the following year, Cedar Valley had its first graduating class...of three students.
"From those humble beginnings, and thanks to the first CVC president, Dr. Floyd Elkins, and subsequent leadership, Cedar Valley College is now a beacon for education in our region," said Dr. Joe Seabrooks, who is the fourth president in the history of the college. "So many people have contributed to where CVC stands today, and we are proud to be known as the place where the sun never sets on your possibilities."
The CVC celebration - denoted by the social media hashtag #CVC40 - began with the CVC graduation ceremony in May 2017. As the first ceremony presided over by Dr. Seabrooks, graduates received a special surprise - a Golden Ticket they could pass along to a family member or friend that can be redeemed for one three-credit class at Cedar Valley.
"Passing along the gift of an education is so very important," he added. "It's a gift that can translate into making a real difference in our community where poverty and other barriers continue to act as deterrents to an education. We are committed to impacting the income disparity throughout our community and serving as the primary provider in the talent supply chain throughout the region."
Please see the list of official CVC events associated with the anniversary celebration. It will culminate with the CVC 40th Anniversary Gala scheduled for Saturday, May 5 at the college.
October 13, 2017 - Gala Performance of "Cats" presented by the CVC Family Music Theatre (the start of a three-week run)November 3, 2017 - Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) Sustainability SummitFebruary 13, 2018 - "Tribute to CVC" 40th Anniversary PartyFebruary 28, 2018 - National Signing Day and CVC Baseball MAC Conference GameApril 12, 2018 - Evening of MusicMay 5, 2018 - 40th Anniversary GalaMay 10, 2018 - CVC Graduation
CVC's First Graduation Ceremony, 1978
CVC's Latest Graduation Ceremony, 2017