Date Posted: May 12, 2022
Graduates were all smiles on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 as Southern Crescent Technical College nearly 300 students celebrated their graduation during two commencement ceremonies held at Griffin First Assembly Church.
In his first commencement address as President of Southern Crescent Technical College, all students were recognized for their achievements with words of encouragement from Dr. Irvin Clark. “We are so proud of what our students have accomplished,” said Dr. Clark. “We genuinely want our students to succeed, and we are confident that Southern Crescent Technical College has provided them with the skills and education they need to launch successful careers and build productive lives.”
Delivering the commencement address for the morning ceremony was Jeffery Tarrant, CEO of Upson Regional Medical Center located in Thomaston, Georgia. He congratulated the students on their many achievements and spoke to them about the importance of setting and reaching goals throughout their life. Lincoln Parks, Founder of WebMobileFusion, was the keynote speaker for the afternoon ceremony. Both delivered a heartfelt charge to graduates and congratulated them, challenging them to continue of their path of success. They offered them words of support and wisdom as they continue to achieve success in both their personal and professional life.
Tarrant stated, “We are confident that Southern Crescent Technical College has provided these graduates with the skills and education they need to launch successful careers and build productive lives. I look forward to seeing these graduates as they embark on the next phase of their life journey.”
These ceremonies primarily honored graduates from Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters. The morning ceremony began at 10 am and graduates from all Allied Health, Arts and Sciences, and Computer Information Systems programs participated in the ceremony. The afternoon ceremony began at 2 pm and graduates from all Business, Industrial Technology, Film Technology, Public Safety, and Professional Services programs as well as Adult Education graduates participated in the ceremony. To date, Southern Crescent Technical College has awarded over 1,100 unduplicated credentials to students who have completed requirements for Associate Degrees, Diplomas and Technical Certificates of Credit. That number will continue to rise over the coming months as the Spring Semester ends and more graduation applications are processed.
The commencement ceremonies were certainly a time for celebration as students were rewarded for both their achievements and sacrifices in their pursuit of their educational goals and dreams. The graduates have worked diligently for this great accomplishment and should be commended for their dedication to education.