o celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s graduates, Southwestern Community College will hold a trio of commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 12, in the Norman K. Myers Auditorium of the Jackson Campus.
The first ceremony, scheduled for 10 a.m., is for graduates of SCC’s 14 Health Sciences programs. Featured speaker will be Cullowhee resident Hannah Harris, who is earning her associate degree in Respiratory Therapy. She plans to move to Charlotte and pursue a position with a Carolinas HealthCare System hospital, and her goal is to one day work at a “Trauma 1” hospital.
Next up will be the ceremony for Arts, Sciences and Early College at 1:30 p.m. Veronica Judson, a Jackson County Early College student and Webster resident who’s receiving her College Transfer degree, will serve as featured speaker. SCC’s recipient of the N.C. Community College Academic Excellence Award, Judson is transferring to UNC Asheville, where she plans to study accounting and history.
The final commencement will be for the Career Technologies division, which will honor graduates representing 22 academic programs at 4 p.m. Featured speaker for this ceremony will be Franklin resident Britany Beck, who’s graduating from the Paralegal Technology program.
Beck plans to continue working at the Coward, Hicks & Siler Law Firm while studying for the Paralegal Certification Exam that she’ll take in October. She also looks forward to spending much-needed quality time with her son Charlie.
For more information about SCC, visit www.southwesterncc.edu, call 828.339.4000 or drop by your nearest SCC location.