Date Posted: May 15, 2023
Graduates were all smiles on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 as almost 450 Southern Crescent Technical College students celebrated their graduation during the annual commencement ceremonies held at the Stockbridge Amphitheater in Henry County.
Southern Crescent Technical College President Dr. Irvin Clark offered words of praise and encouragement ad he addressed all graduates and recognized them for their achievements. “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’s ceremony was Carlotta Harrel, Chairwoman of the Henry County Board of Commissioners and an advocate for technical education. She delivered a heartfelt charge to graduates and congratulated them, challenging them to continue on their path of success. She offered them words of support and wisdom as they continue to achieve success in both their personal and professional life.
Harrell stated, “I am 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.”
The 10 a.m. outdoor ceremony primarily honored credit and adult education graduates from
Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023 and Summer 2023 semesters. This fiscal year to date, Southern Crescent Technical College has awarded over 1,500 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.
Clark continued, “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.”