Sierra College Celebrates Accomplishments of More Than 3,200 Graduates at 2023 Commencement

May 23, 2023
Maya Moseley, a 2023 graduate and the 2022-23 ASSC President and Student Trustee, led the procession on Friday, May 19 at the Sierra College Rocklin Campus.

More Than 500 Students Walk Through Ceremonies at Three Campuses

Sierra College celebrated the achievement of more than 3,200 graduates. The in-person ceremonies at the Rocklin, Nevada County and Tahoe-Truckee campuses on May 18 and 19 included more than 500 graduates who walked across the stage to receive their degrees.  

Among the more than 3,200 graduates, the average age is 26 with 20% of graduates aged 30 or older – ranging in age from the youngest graduate at 15 to the oldest at 75. This included 65 veterans and 26 former foster youth.  

The top five majors for graduates this year:

  • Allied Health
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Natural Science
  • Psychology for Transfer
  • Business Administration for Transfer 

The top five high schools for graduates this year:

  • Whitney High School
  • Woodcreek High School
  • Rocklin High School
  • Oakmont High School
  • Roseville High School 

In remarks to graduates, Sierra College Superintendent/President Willy Duncan noted, “You have all taken different paths to get here, and your experiences are uniquely your own, but what you have in common is the value you place on your education.” 

Also speaking at Sierra College’s 2023 Commencement celebrations:

  • Student Speakers: Patrick Forbes (Tahoe-Truckee), Olivia Terhorst-Steele (NCC), Maya Moseley (Rocklin)
  • Commencement Address: Trish Rodriguez, Senior Vice President, Clinical Services for Northern California, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospital
  • Faculty Speakers: Allie Aguilar, Counselor (NCC), Michael Waterson, Professor of Mathematics (Rocklin) 

Registration at Sierra College is open for Fall 2023. More information on affordable, convenient, and relevant education is available at

About Sierra College

Sierra College District is rising to the needs of our community. Sierra College serves 3,200 square miles of Northern California with campuses in Roseville, Rocklin, Grass Valley, and Truckee. With approximately 125 degree and certificate programs, Sierra College is ranked first in Northern California (Sacramento north) for transfers to four-year universities, offers career/technical training, and classes for upgrading job skills. Sierra graduates can be found in businesses and industries throughout the region. More information is at