MGCCC to hold commencement ceremonies May 8-9

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College will hold its Adult Education Commencement Ceremony on Wednesday, May 8, at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.  The event begins at 7 p.m.

Almost 170 graduates of the Adult Education and MIBEST programs, which are designed to help students receive their high school equivalency diploma, are expected to participate in the ceremony.

The keynote speaker for the event is Dr. Rachel M. DeVaughan, assistant executive director of Work-Based Learning and Special Initiatives for the Mississippi Community College Board.

Also slated as part of the college’s graduation ceremonies is the Health Sciences Division Pinning Ceremony, which will take place on Thursday, May 9, at 10 a.m. in the coliseum.  Angel Kibler-Middleton, Harrison County District Two supervisor, is the keynote speaker.

Graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing, Emergency Medical Science/EMT, Health Care Assistant,  Medical Assisting Technology, Practical Nursing, Radiologic Technology and Surgical Technology programs will participate in the pinning and candle-lighting ceremony.

MGCCC will hold its regular commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 10, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the coliseum.  More than 1,100 students are expected to participate in the commencement ceremony with thousands of family, friends and MGCCC supporters in attendance. This year, more than 2,303 individuals will be receiving 3,577 credentials and degrees, with over 800 students projected to graduate with honors distinction.

The keynote speaker for ceremony is Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, president and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

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