College Holding Virtual Commencement for Class of Spring 2021 This Friday, May 14
624 out of 816“prospective” graduates overall to participate during online event; KIII anchor Leslie Adami giving keynote address
Article by Melinda Eddleman
Some traditions have stayed the same, and others have changed during the pandemic. Traditional commencement ceremonies for many colleges and universities continue as virtual events this year, including Del Mar College and its Spring Commencement Ceremony, which is scheduled this Friday, May 14.
The College will hold the Class of Spring 2021 ceremony online beginning with a pre-show at 6:30 p.m. and the formal ceremony at 7 p.m. The May Commencement Ceremony also will include a keynote address presented by ABC-affiliate KIII anchor and reporter Leslie Adami, who attended DMC Dual Credit courses as a Sinton High School student.
624 members of the Class of Spring 2021, which includes 816 “prospective” graduates overall, will participate during the DMC virtual commencement on Friday. Del Mar College is awarding 985 associate’s degrees and certificates combined to the total Class of Spring 2021.
“Prospective” graduates, family, friends and the Coastal Bend community can watch this year’s event using the following links:
- YouTube: https://youtu.be/y7TJrZVcI2Y
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/delmarcollege/live
- Boxcast: https://boxcast.tv/view/virtual-graduation-spring-2021-824211
Questions about commencement? Contact the DMC Registrar’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For local TV-3 News anchor and reporter Leslie Adami, giving the keynote address to the College’s Class of Spring 2021 is a homecoming of sorts. The 2012 Sinton High School graduate is familiar with DMC as a Dual Credit student who took credit courses while simultaneously completing her high school education.
After graduating from SHS, Adami moved on to completing her studies at The University of Texas in 2015, earning a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a certificate in Latino Media Studies.
“Thanks to engaged professors, professors’ individualized attention to students and DMC college credit transferability, my time with Del Mar College continued even when I was a student at UT and placed me on the fast track to starting my dream job,” Adami noted in a written statement.
Adami joined the TV-3 News team as a weekday evening anchor for the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts in September 2019. She previously worked in Austin for KVUE as a morning reporter and fill-in anchor and in Lubbock for KLBK, where she was a weekday morning news anchor and producer.
Returning to the Coastal Bend area and working for KIII was more than the next step or “big break” in Adami’s career. Her new role with KIII News was a life-long dream to become a TV-3 team member for the station she grew up watching with her family.
As a local journalist, Adami says that she shares tremendous pride when spotlighting accomplishments on the campus that gave her so much. Stories about students who have overcome unprecedented challenges throughout the pandemic and the educators who have helped guide them to the finish line are among the most inspiring to her.
With pride and sincere gratitude for her experiences with the College, Adami notes she is honored to serve as the Distinguished Speaker for the DMC Class of Spring 2021.
Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.