Do what you love, love what you do and be proud of where you come from.
That was the words of advice to the graduates during the commencement ceremony Saturday at Central Community College-Hastings.
“Wow, here you are class of 2014. All your hard work, dedication, late-night studying and finals has finally paid off,” said Melissa Pedroza, a 2006 CCC graduate. “How are you doing out there? Come on you’ve got to be happy. I know because I was once in your shoes.”
Pedroza, who lives in Hastings with her husband and four children, was honored as the 2014 Outstanding Alumnus.