LBWCC announces graduation will only be postponed, not canceled

Published 12:41 am Saturday, April 11, 2020

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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Lurleen B. Wallace Community College has announced it will postpone its commencement exercise instead of cancel it completely.

“I know that many students were disappointed in the college’s decision to cancel the commencement exercise,” Dean of student affairs Jason Jessie said. “I want you to know that I shared their disappointment. Commencement is an event that faculty, staff and administrators look forward to each year. I know that each one of you that was set to graduate have worked hard and sacrificed for your credentials. We here at the college want to honor that hard work and sacrifice.” 

The rescheduled commencement exercise will be held August 27, 2020, at 6:30 p.m., at the Kiwanis Center.

“We are going to work really hard also to make sure that our graduates have their caps and gowns starting in May,” Jessie said. “We are going to ask them to send in pictures of themselves in the caps and gowns, as well.”

More information about the LBWCC graduation will be emailed to the students at their Saints email account.

Summer registration for the college is open, as well.

“Although our staff is working remotely, we are able to serve you,” Jessie said. “So please feel free to visit our website and click on our banner for summer enrollment.”