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Calendar of Events for #CVC40

​Cedar Valley College: 40 Years (Celebrate. Empower. Educate.)

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. It will culminate with the 40th Anniversary Gala scheduled for Saturday, May 8, 2018 on the scenic home campus in Lancaster. Proceeds raised from the gala will go toward scholarships for CVC students. Those interested in sponsorships and/or tickets for this special event can email

"We look forward to celebrating our history and sharing the exciting possibilities ahead of us - indeed, the pathways to a promising tomorrow," Dr. Seabrooks added. "We can make 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 Summit
February 13, 2018 - "Tribute to CVC" 40th Anniversary Student Party
February 15, 2018 - Career and Technical Education (CTE) Signing Day
February 28, 2018 - CVC Baseball MAC Conference Game
April 12, 2018 - Evening of Music
May 5, 2018 - 40th Anniversary Gala
May 10, 2018 - CVC Graduation
(For event details, please check our website calendar)

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  CVC's First Graduation Ceremony, 1978


  CVC's Latest Graduation Ceremony, 2017