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Press Release

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 5, 2018 on the scenic home campus in Lancaster. Proceeds raised from the gala will go toward scholarships for CVC students.

"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."