Forty-nine students from College of the Redwoods Del Norte campus will receive diplomas Friday during commencement festivities.

The commencement speaker will be CR President Dr. Keith Snow-Flamer and Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation tribal council member, Dr. Joseph Giovannetti, according to a college press release.

Snow-Flamer and CR Del Norte area Trustee Carol Mathews will present diplomas to graduates. Matthew Dougherty, who will receive his associate degree will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

CR Del Norte Education Center Director Rory Johnson will deliver opening remarks and introductions. The graduates will be introduced by counselor Kelly Carbone and classified staff member Kelley Nolan.

The Del Norte High School Stage Band will provide entertainment during the commencement. A reception will follow the ceremony.

The commencement ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Event Center, 350 North Indian Road, Smith River.

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