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Andrew Beard leads a group of theater majors to the Bakersfield College class of 2018 graduation at Memorial Stadium.

Bakersfield College will celebrate the graduating class of 2020 with a special televised event in partnership with KGET-17 and Telemundo Saturday.

The two-hour program will begin at 6 p.m. on KGET and 7 p.m. on Telemundo.

The 2020 virtual commencement will highlight more than 750 graduates. The event will honor each individual student’s achievements and recognize each 2020 graduate by name, as read by faculty, staff and college administrators.

The program will feature remarks from BC President Sonya Christian, Student Government Association President Samantha Pulido and history professor Olivia Garcia, who is the 2020 Samuel W McCall Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient.

A total of 1,898 students — almost two-thirds — from BC’s 106th graduating class will be transferring to a four-year college or university.

The class of 2020 is also invited to participate in the May 2021 in-person commencement ceremony to be held at Memorial Stadium when public gatherings and large events have safely resumed.

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