From the Archives: 1979 Graduation Fees

A miniature diploma and an afternoon tea? Take a glimpse into what graduation was like in 1979! The following are notes from a December 1979 board meeting.


For the third consecutive year the College has exceeded its target for the United Way campaign. Total cash and pledges collected was approximately $8100, nine percent over the goal of $7400. 


Approval was given for a $10 application to graduate fee. The fee will cover the cost of graduation gown rental, two transcripts, a miniature plastic diploma and attendance at the tea following graduation ceremonies. 


The Board approved establishment charts, effective July 1, 1979, for Mill Woods Campus and Continuing Education Division. (Source: Box 1796, vol. 1, no. 1, 1979) 


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