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570 Candidates for Graduation Celebrated

Published on May 13th, 2024

Last modified May 13th, 2024 09:19 am

Southwest Virginia Community College celebrated its commencement with 570 candidates for graduation this year. The event featured a capacity crowd and included speeches from college leaders and guests.

Gym with graduation crowd

Dr. Ron E. Proffitt, this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipient and former president of Virginia Highlands Community College, served as the guest speaker. Proffitt previously held the position of Interim Vice President of Instruction and Student Services at Southwest.

Student Government Association president Emma Denver and Virginia Community College System state board member Jeff Haley also addressed the graduates and guests. The celebration continued with an after-party on campus, complete with food, music, and a firepit area, providing a festive atmosphere to honor the students’ accomplishments.

Dr. Mike Henry, the Mace Bearer for the college, led the faculty procession, followed by the graduates.
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