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WCC to graduate around 1,000 students

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on May 8, 2017 9:57 AM

More than 1,000 students from Wayne Community College programs are expected to graduate this spring, with three ceremonies planned for later this week.

WCC historically holds commencement ceremonies in two areas -- for curriculum students taking college-level courses and for adult high school and high school equivalency programs.

Growing numbers of graduates and limited space for guests prompted officials to split up the college event this year into two times. Both will take place on Thursday, at Love Temple.

The first curriculum ceremony will kick off at 10 a.m. for candidates in the arts and sciences and allied health and public services division. The second will begin at 4 p.m. for those in the applied technologies, business and computer technologies and public safety divisions.

An estimated 375 of the nearly 900 curriculum graduates are expected to participate in the ceremonies.

Another 165 students in the basic skills program will be part of a ceremony the following day on the WCC campus.

The commencement exercise for candidates in the adult high school and high school equivalency programs will be held in Moffatt Auditorium on Friday at 11 a.m.

Graduations are ticketed events. Each student is given a certain number of tickets to invite guests.

The basic skills graduation will be live-streamed through the college website, www.waynecc.edu.

Recordings of all the events will be posted on the site as soon as possible after the ceremonies.