Central Lakes College will hold its spring commencement exercises next week. More than 950 students have applied for graduation. Students completing programs at the Brainerd campus will be recognized on Wed., May 12 at 7 p.m. in a ceremony to be held in the gymnasium at Brainerd High School. Students finishing programs offered at the Staples campus will graduate on Thursday, May 13, at 7 p.m. in a ceremony scheduled in the gymnasium at Staples-Motley High School. Receptions follow both events at their respective campuses. Paul H. Anderson (far left), a Minnesota Supreme Court associate justice, will deliver the commencement address for Brainerd campus graduates. Dan McElroy, commissioner of the Department of Employment and Economic Development, is the graduation speaker for the Staples ceremonies. McElroy is also a member of the board of trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.