Graduation Keynote

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2017 Commencement Keynote

This year BMCC is proud to feature Kristin Swaggart of Pendleton as the Keynote Speaker.




Kristin Swaggart PhotoKristin Swaggart graduated from Vacaville High School, in Vacaville, Calif., in 1989. She attended Blue Mountain Community College from 1991-1993. She has an AAS Culinary Arts degree from Wine Country Culinary Institute in Walla Walla, Wash. For the past three years she has been the culinary arts teacher and Family, Community and Career Leaders of America Chapter Advisor at Pendleton High School. She is currently working on purchasing a food truck for the high school, using a $100,000 grant she won through the Farmer’s Insurance, Thank America’s Teachers Dream Big Teacher Challenge. As one of only six recipients in the United States, she feels very fortunate and looks forward to putting the money to good use for her students. Kristin has two sons she’s very proud of: Jonathan, 16, a sophomore at PHS, and Chase, 19, attends Universal Technical Institute in Sacramento CA.

kristin swaggart culinary photo