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WCC graduations Thursday

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on May 7, 2014 1:46 PM

Wayne Community College will confer more than 1,000 diplomas at week's end, during two graduation ceremonies.

The Class of 2014 curriculum ceremony, for 643 candidates enrolled in the college credit programs, will be held on Friday evening at 6 p.m. at Love Temple in Goldsboro. Admission is by ticket only. Each graduate has been given four guest tickets.

Andre Selby, recipient of the college's 2014 Gov. Robert Scott Leadership Award and two-term Student Government Association executive committee member, will be featured speaker at the event.

Another highlight of the program will be the presentation of the college's annual George E. Wilson Excellence in Teaching Award. The annual recognition, given to an educator who exemplifies the highest standard of instruction, includes a cash award.

Commencement for the college's other program, Basic Skills, will be held on Thursday evening at 6 p.m. in Moffatt Auditorium at WCC. This is also a ticketed event, with others provided seating in an overflow room to watch the live video feed.

This year's program produced 420 graduates -- 373 receiving Adult High School diplomas and 46 earning General Educational Development, or GED, diplomas.

Speaking at the Basic Skills ceremony will be Kim Sutton, who earned her GED in December and is completing her first semester in the college's Computer-Integrated Machining program.

Both events will be streamed live on the college website, www.waynecc.edu, and via Android and iPhone/iPad apps available at http://www.ustream.tv/platform#on-your-mobile.