Commencement Slated for May 11

 

BRCC News | Published May 3, 2019

The 229 members of the Blue Ridge Community College (Blue Ridge) Class of 2019 will celebrate their graduation on Saturday, May 11 when the College holds its annual Commencement Ceremony.

The most popular majors in the Class of 2019 include Nursing, College Transfer, Office Administration, Cosmetology, and Criminal Justice.

"I am extremely proud of our graduates," said Blue Ridge President Laura B. Leatherwood. "Their hard work and perseverance have paid off, and I know they will be successful in the workplace and at four-year colleges and universities. I also commend the Blue Ridge faculty and staff who support our students and whose work has distinguished Blue Ridge as a leader in preparing students for 21st-century success. Their commitment to the mission of the College makes all the difference."

Blue Ridge concludes the 2018-19 academic year on a high note, celebrating the College’s 50th Anniversary. Blue Ridge was founded in 1969 as Henderson County Technical Institute and has grown to serve more than 11,000 students annually through job training, college transfer, and continuing education programs. In 2018-19 more than $531,000 were available for student scholarship assistance from its Educational Foundation.

Peter Hans (pictured), president of the North Carolina Community College System, will deliver the keynote address.

The commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 11, at 9 a.m. outdoors at the Killian Building Terrace on the College's Henderson County Campus.

A mandatory student rehearsal will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10. If needed, the College will announce a rain plan no later than 12 p.m. on Friday, May 10 on its website.

For more information about the Commencement Ceremony, contact Student Services at 828.694.1800.