May 22, 2013 Pohnpei, FSM -The College of Micronesia FSM National and Pohnpei campuses celebrated their 57th commencement activities at the COM China Friendship Gym at the National campus today. The COM press release said that over 500 people were in attendance at the graduation.
"For our students it is a time to recognize and celebrate their academic accomplishments. For the parents and families of our students, commencement provides yet another point of pride. For all of us and for our faculty, most especially, commencement is an opportunity to acknowledge our work and success in educating the young men and women who represent the future hopes, dreams and aspirations of the FSM."College President & CEO Joseph M. Daisy, Ed.D. said during his welcoming remarks.
Professor Susan Moses gave the commencement address. She spoke about a survey she gave to the graduating students asking for an evaluation of the quality of education they had received while at COM. She challenged the College Community to
"Improve the level of education and instruction that we provide so that all of the future graduates will markGood or maybe we should include Excellent on the next survey and strive to achieve 100% Excellent marks."
The top two Academic Honors were given to Damien Mailbung as the Valedictorian and SepeSerlyann Isaac as the Salutatorian.
Fulltime students on the honor roll list who took only college-level courses, and who have achieved a semester grade point average of 4.00 were Emylou Leigh Fredrick, Rockyner Hadley, Gayle Marie Hallers, Galliart James, Raynard Kerman, Damien Mailbung, Rose Ann Pama, IumileenSaimon, and MarlynViti.
Fulltime students on the honor roll list who took only college-level courses, and who have achieved a semester grade point average of 3.50 to 3.99 were Aron Deffeny, Tracy David, Beverlyn Etse, Merlihse Keiorihner Esiel, Petrina Hasugulmal, Sepe Serlyann Isaac, Cherryll Ligohr, Roxann Moya, Jessica Nanpei, Kenneth K. Nerro, Tyson Otto, Lorry Ann Rudolph, Char Marie S. Rufes, Kieko Kenye Sabino, and Angelica Seiola.
According to information from the Admissions Records & Retention Office, 176 students graduated from the college's national and state campuses during spring 2013: 21 from Chuuk Campus; 7 from Kosrae Campus; 113 from National Campus; 35 from Pohnpei Campus and 30 from Yap Campus. 10 students graduated under the UOG and the COM-FSM baccalaureate partnership program in elementary education.