Wayne Community College will hold three commencement ceremonies this year.
The curriculum (college credit) graduation has been split into two ceremonies, both on Thursday, May 11 at Love Temple in Goldsboro.
The first ceremony will be for graduates of the Arts and Sciences and Allied Health and Public Services divisions. It will be held at 10 a.m. The second will be at 4 p.m. for the Applied Technologies, Business and Computer Technologies, and Public Safety divisions. Diplomas, certificates, and degrees earned in the programs within these divisions will be conferred.
The college’s Basic Skills (Adult High School and High School Equivalency programs) commencement will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 12 in Moffatt Auditorium on the college’s main campus in Goldsboro.
The two curriculum ceremonies will have the same featured speaker, current Student Government Association President Adam Williams, who will be receiving his associate in arts degree. The George E. Wilson Excellence in Teaching Award will be presented at both.
The curriculum ceremony has been held at Love Temple since 2011. Over the years, the number of graduates and those choosing to participate in the ceremony has grown. College administrators say it is now necessary to split the graduates rather than reduce the number of guests. They hope to be able to issue each graduate six guest tickets, up from the four they were previously allotted.
Wayne Community College is a public, learning-centered institution with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, the college serves 14,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 70 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.