Graduates To Toss Caps This Week

Wayne Community College’s class of 2014 is days away from receiving its sheepskins.

The curriculum (college credit) commencement ceremony on the evening of Friday, May 9 will celebrate the accomplishments of 643 individual graduates. Last year’s class had 650 members.

The ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. at Love Temple in Goldsboro. Admission is by ticket only; each graduate will be provided four guest tickets.

Speaker for the event is graduate Andre Selby, recipient of WCC’s 2014 Gov. Robert Scott Leadership Award and two-term Student Government Association executive committee member.

Foundation of Wayne Community College Vice-Chair Jim Parker will present the college’s annual George E. Wilson Excellence in Teaching Award.

The WCC Basic Skills Program will hold its ceremony on Thursday, May 8. It will produce 420 graduates: 46  receiving Adult High School (AHS) diplomas and 373 earning General Educational Development (GED) diplomas.

Last year the program graduated approximately the same number of AHS students but 292 who had earned GEDs. The spike is due to the onslaught of students seeking to complete high school equivalency testing prior to major changes in the way it is delivered and its cost that took effect in January.

AHS and GED graduates will march at 6 p.m. in Moffatt Auditorium in the Wayne Learning Center at the college. They will be provided four guest tickets; others may sit in an overflow room and watch live video feed.

The ceremony will include remarks from Kim Sutton, who earned her GED in December and is now finishing her first semester in the college’s Computer-Integrated Machining program.

Both events will be streamed live on the college’s Web site ( and via Android and iPhone/iPad apps available at

Wayne Community College is a public, two-year college with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, it serves 15,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 100 college credit programs.

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