Graduation set for May 10

The 61st Graduation Ceremony at South Plains College will be held on May 10.

The ceremony will be in Texan Dome. Graduates are asked to report to the Physical Education Complex before each ceremony.

“Students report to the P.E. Complex by 8:45 a.m. for the morning ceremony and 12:15 p.m. for the afternoon ceremony,” said Robin Coler, the graduation clerk at SPC.

The first ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m., and will recognize students graduating in the following fields: Associate of Arts, Associate Degree Nursing, Vocational Nursing, Commercial Music, Design Communications, Cosmetology, Electrical & Power Transmission Technology, Fire Technology, Law Enforcement Technology, Sound Technology, Video Production Technology, and Welding Technology

The second ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. Students receiving a degree in the following areas will be recognized: Associate of Science, Associate of Arts in Teaching, Applied, Rehabilitation Psychology, Child Development, Emergency Medical Services, Physical, Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care, Surgical Technology, Accounting Associate, Automotive Collision Repair, Automotive Technology, Business, Computer Aided Drafting & Design, Computer Information Systems, Culinary Arts, Diesel Service Technology, Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Industrial Manufacturing/Emerging Technologies, Office Technology, Paralegal Studies, Real Estate and all majors in Dual Credit graduates.

“The most important part on Graduation Day is to be on time,” said Kathryn Perez, dean of admissions and records. “Give yourself enough time to arrive on time to enjoy the graduation celebration.”

Caps and gowns will be available to be picked up April 29 through May 9 at all SPC campuses, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The locations include the Admissions and Records Office in the Student Services Building at the Levelland campus, in the Student Support Center in Building 8 at the Reese Center campus, at the Student Support Center at the Lubbock Center campus, and in the main office at the Plainview campus.

South Plains is providing students with the graduation regalia free of charge for all graduates. Honor graduates will be issued an honor medallion to wear at graduation.

Students who are participating in the graduation ceremony who are members of Phi Theta Kappa are asked to inform Dr. Kristina Keyton, honors program director &Phi Theta Kappa lead advisor.

“One thing I do want students to know is that decorating your graduation cap is not allowed for the graduation ceremony,” said Perez. “Students who do show up with their cap decorated will be given a cap to change.”

“For the ceremony every year, we have about 400 to 500 students who choose to celebrate at the ceremony,” said Coler. “Right now, for graduation our numbers are at around 400 for the number of students who are participating in the graduation commencement.”

This number is not final, according to Coler. This year’s numbers are consistent with the graduation participation from the previous years.

If any students have any questions about graduation, there are people in offices on all four campuses who are available to help.

Requirements for graduation are found online, or visit with an advisor at any South Plains College campus.

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