Our 107th Commencement was not held in our traditional method due to the COVID-19 pandemic continuing in spring 2021. Due to the continued shelter-in-place order, social distancing restrictions on large gatherings mandated by California, and an abundance of caution on our part to prevent the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, we were unable to hold the traditional commencement ceremony in Memorial Stadium again this year.
Despite circumstances, Bakersfield College celebrated the class of 2021 with a Special Televised Commencement Tribute. On May 16, 2021 on KGET and streaming on Facebook, every graduate who chose to participate was honored with their photo and name read by BC faculty, staff, and administrators.
Graduates, we are incredibly proud of what you have accomplished this year despite all the obstacles and enjoyed celebrating your achievements. All 2021 BC graduates will be welcome to participate in the in-person commencement with the Class of 2022 when restrictions for large gatherings are lifted. See the Commencement page for information regarding how to participate in March 2022.
Nicky Damania Welcome
President Sonya Christian Welcome
National Anthem by John Gerhold
Samuel W. McCall Outstanding Faculty Recipient Anna Collins
Chancellor Tom Burke
Trustee Romeo Agbalog
Congressman David Valadao
Mayor Karen Goh
CA Senator Shannon Grove
Assemblyman Rudy Salas
Assemblyman Vince Fong
BC Choir: Be the Change
President Sonya Christian Closing Remarks
INDA Graduates & Highlight
Graduates Part 1
Graduates Part 2
Graduates Part 3
Graduates Part 4
Graduates Part 5
Graduates Part 6
Thank You & Credits
Nursing Student Highlight
The 2021 Honors Celebration recognized student recipients of scholarships and/or awards for the Spring 2021 and upcoming 2021-2022 academic year. This pre-recorded featuring BC administrators and a keynote speaker, as well as name recognition for student recipients. The video premiered on YouTube on April 29, 2021 at 7 PM.
Congratulations to our 2021 Honor Roll students! We are so proud of the work you put in this year.