Cypress College officially turns 50 on Monday. The campus community will celebrate with a rededication ceremony similar to the official dedication of the College on September 12, 1966.
On that day, the founding faculty, other employees, and the first class of students gathered at the flagpole — an event that included a warning to local Marines who were about to hoist Old Glory: Don’t tug too hard because the concrete holding the pole might not be completely set. Pat Ganer — then one of the first students and now Cypress College’s longest-serving faculty — will emcee Monday’s rededication.
The rededication is the first official event celebrating Cypress College’s 50th anniversary.
Please join us at the flagpole at 9:50 a.m. Additional information is on the 50th anniversary website. The event is open to all members of the campus community and the public, and is free.
ADVISORY: Monday’s 50th anniversary rededication will include a three-volley gun salute performed by military members from the Joint Forces Training Base. No live ammunition will be used in the salute.