By Southern Torch Staff firstname.lastname@example.org
POWELL, Ala. — Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) administrators have announced the college will hold its commencement ceremony virtually this spring. The ceremony will be available for viewing on the college’s social media channels and will honor students who have completed all requirements as part of the Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 semesters.
NACC President Dr. David Campbell spoke about the decision to hold a virtual celebration again this year. “These have certainly been very challenging times. The safety of our students, staff, and community has been our number one priority. I am proud to say that we have been following all COVID-19 prevention measures and have not had one single cluster outbreak of COVID-19 on campus to date. We value the health of all our people and the safety of the surrounding community.”
Keeping with commencement tradition, the virtual ceremony will feature NACC President Dr. David Campbell’s annual address to the graduates. The college also plans to collect remarks from local community leaders in the college’s service area. NACC faculty and staff will share words of encouragement as well.
“We look forward to honoring our graduates,” stated NACC President Dr. David Campbell. “They are a very exceptional group to push through these uncertain and dangerous COVID-19 times and achieve their goal of graduating. We are very proud of them!”
Campus officials plan to host an opportunity for graduating students to have their photos taken on campus in the next few weeks. These photos will be shown as graduates’ names are listed during the virtual commencement celebration. Information about the photo opportunity will be forthcoming.
Diplomas for graduates of the previous summer and fall semesters, along with those from the current spring semester, will be mailed at the conclusion of the spring term.