College of San Mateo celebrated the success of its students throughout the month of May with a lineup of year-end events. The celebrations kicked off with a Puente LatinX Club celebration in early May. Hundreds of proud scholarship recipients were honored at the annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony on May 11. Students transferring to four-year universities were recognized at Stepping Out: A Transfer Tribute, on May 24. Individual recognition ceremonies were held for Dental Assisting, Nursing, Cosmetology, Mana, Umoja, Middle College, and EOPs graduates.

The year culminated on May 25 with CSM’s 96th annual Commencement, when graduates, friends and families gathered in the gymnasium to celebrate years of hard work and academic achievement. Graduates heard from keynote speaker Boryana Straubel, a CSM grad who now heads a charitable foundation.

The photos here capture some of the energy from CSM’s 2018 celebrations.