SCTC Plans Socially Distanced Graduation Ceremony

Date Posted: November 16, 2020

Southern Crescent Technical College President Dr. Alvetta Thomas has announced that the College will host the annual commencement ceremonies on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the SCTC Education and Training Complex at Ellis Crossing just north of the Griffin Campus.  This will be socially-distanced outdoor ceremony with limited guest attendance.

This ceremony will honor graduates from Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 semesters.

The speaker for the 10 am ceremony will be Dr. Lily Henson, Chief Executive Officer at Piedmont Henry Hospital.  Graduates from all Allied Health, Arts and Sciences, Business, and Computer Information Systems programs will participate in this ceremony.

The speaker for the 2 pm ceremony will be Scott Pearson, President of Peterbilt of Atlanta, LLC.  Graduates from all Industrial Technology, Film Technology, Public Safety, and Professional Services programs as well as Adult Education programs will participate in this ceremony.

Thomas stated, “We are excited to finally be able to celebrate the accomplishments and achievements or our graduates.  While we know the circumstances surrounding graduation are not ideal, we cannot wait to share in the excitement as each graduate reaches this most-important milestone in their educational journey.”

This ceremony will follow all guidelines for social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Students are asked to arrive at least one hour before the ceremony for check in and seating.  Masks will be required for all students and attendees.  All guests will be required to view the ceremony from their vehicles.   Students will be limited to one vehicle of guests per graduate and it is recommended that guests arrive early.  The parking lot will open for guests one hour prior to the ceremony start times. The ceremony will be live streamed for all guests and those at home, and broadcasted through car radios for guests.  For more information on graduation, visit  This page will also be updated with the link to the livestream when available.