97th Annual College of Marin
Commencement and Transfer Recognition

We cordially invite you, your family, and your friends to attend the College of Marin’s 97th Commencement and Transfer Recognition Ceremony. You’ve worked hard to achieve your goals—let’s celebrate!

Friday, May 24, 2024
6 PM — 8 PM / PDT

College of Marin Pieper Field (in person)
700 College Ave
Kentfield, CA 94904

Kentfield Campus Map | Pieper Field Map


GradImages provided professional photography at the ceremony. Please visit their website at, after June 7, 2024, where your photos will be available to share and order online. You are not obligated to purchase any of the photographs taken by GradImages.

Commencement Student Speakers

David McGrane

David McGrane portrait

Originally from Sydney, Australia, David McGrane jumpstarted his career in the mailroom of a top international advertising and design agency straight out of high school. Through hard work and dedication, he climbed the ranks and lived in creative epicenters around the world. He eventually moved to San Francisco, where he co-founded and managed Ozone, a boutique design, marketing, and strategy agency.

David fostered a love for philosophy and aspires to impart it through teaching. With the support of his teenagers, Finnegan and Delphine, and wife, Yasmine, he enrolled at College of Marin in 2022 and started working toward his dream job teaching philosophy. This spring, David graduates with an AA in philosophy and is transferring to the University of California, Berkeley, this fall to earn a bachelor's degree. 

He enjoys cycling, paddle-boarding, and a little-known fact is that he swam across the Golden Gate twice—sans wetsuit—braving the chilly waters.

Janet Hernandez

Janet Hernandez portrait

Born in Los Angeles, Janet Hernandez is a first-generation, Latinx student. She was raised by a single mother who immigrated to the US 27 years ago and spent her early years in Guatemala under the care of her grandmother and aunts. Janet returned to the US at age 7, moving between Los Angeles and Marin County. Despite challenges, she completed her education at Davidson Middle School in 2012 and San Rafael High School in 2016.

After high school, Janet prioritized motherhood but always remembered the value her mother placed on educational aspirations. Janet rediscovered her determination and enrolled at College of Marin in 2021, after being prompted by her daughter.

Janet’s aim is transferring to a four-year institution, earning her BA in education, and ultimately teaching at the elementary level. Through education, Janet seeks to empower future generations, continuing the legacy of resilience and determination her mother instilled in her.

Complimentary Student Regalia

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, your regalia will be complimentary this year. Please visit COM Campus Bookstore to order and pick up your complimentary regalia (free — robe, cap, tassel). Please provide the Campus Store with your name and student ID/M00 number.

COM Campus Store
120 Kent Avenue
Kentfield Campus
(Near Parking Lot 1)

Mon — Thurs, 9 am to 4 pm
Fri, 9 am to 1 pm

(415) 485-9394