WCC holds 51st Commencement Ceremony on Friday


Staff Report



WILKESBORO — Wilkes Community College’s 51st Annual Commencement Ceremony will take place on Friday in the John A. Walker Community Center on the Wilkes Campus. Two ceremonies will be held.

The Arts & Sciences Division and the Business & Public Service Technologies Division graduates will participate in the 4 p.m. ceremony. The Health Sciences Division and Applied Career Technologies Division graduates will participate in the 7 p.m. ceremony. Tickets will be required for admission. Graduates have received their allotments of admission tickets. Members of the public may view the graduation ceremonies through a live stream. Access the live stream from www.wilkescc.edu/Graduation.

Presenters for the program are Dr. Jeff Cox, president of Wilkes Community College; Mr. Richard B. Johnston Jr., chairperson of the Board of Trustees; and Kayla Colglazier, president of the Student Government Association. Blair Hancock, vice-president of Instruction, will present the candidates.

The prelude for the ceremony will be provided by Marty Franklin. Sharon Mitchell will sing the national anthem and provide inspirational music.

Following the ceremony, a reception will be held in the Lakey Ballroom for graduates, faculty, staff and guests.

The list of graduates from Wilkes County has not yet been provided.

Arts and Sciences Division

ASSOCIATE GRADUATES

Two-year Associate Degrees will be awarded to the following students:

Associate in Arts:

Surry County — Robert Thomas Burchette, Elkin; and Salley Katelyn Denny, Pilot Mountain.

Yadkin County — Dana Hartley Blankley, Hamptonville; Ian Brady Stevenson Byrd, Jonesville; Cassie Mae Hudspeth, Hamptonville; and William Jake Shore, Hamptonville.

Associate in General Education:

Surry County — Brittany Danielle Conley, Elkin; Salley Katelyn Denny, Pilot Mountain; and Kimberly Denise Watkins, Elkin.

Yadkin County — Daniel Patrick Saldano, Jonesville.

Associate in Science:

Surry County — Jacob Daniel Perry, State Road.

Yadkin County — Ian Brady Stevenson Byrd, Jonesville; and Tessica Grace Martin, Hamptonville.

DIPLOMA PROGRAMS

The following will receive one-year diplomas:

Associate in Arts — Transfer Core Diploma:

Yadkin County — William Jake Shore, Hamptonville.

Associate in Science — Transfer Core Diploma:

Surry County — Jacob Daniel Perry, State Road.

Business and Public Service Technologies Division

ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE GRADUATES

The following student will receive Associate in Applied Science degrees:

Computer technology integration — Programming:

Surry County – Casey William Hayes, Elkin.

Criminal justice technology:

Yadkin County — Zachary Caleb Fletcher, Jonesville.

Culinary arts:

Surry County — Bryson Alexander Davis Key, Ararat.

Yadkin County — Daniel Patrick Saldano, Jonesville.

Office administration:

Surry County — Jocelin Santos, Elkin.

DIPLOMA PROGRAMS

Office administration:

Surry County — Karen Elizabeth Smith, Elkin.

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

The following will receive certificates:

Office administration — Receptionist:

Surry County — Karen Elizabeth Smith, Elkin.

Office administration – Word Processing:

Surry County — Karen Elizabeth Smith, Elkin.

Health Sciences Division

ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE GRADUATES

The following students will receive Associate in Applied Science degrees:

Associate degree nursing:

Surry County — Brittany Danielle Conley, Elkin.

Watauga County — Megan Faith Hamby Colvard, Boone.

Yadkin County — Lakin McCree Cranfill, Yadkinville; and Ashley Annette Hobson, Boonville.

Emergency medical science:

Yadkin County — Andrea Denise Peak, Hamptonville.

DIPLOMA PROGRAMS

The following will receive one-year diplomas:

Dental assisting:

Yadkin County – Kelsea Desiree’ Beamer, Yadkinville.

Applied Career Technologies Division

ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE GRADUATES

The following students will receive Associate in Applied Science degrees:

Applied animal science technology:

Surry County — Mazie Alisha Nunn, Westfield.

Yadkin County — Megan Leann Buelin, Yadkinville; Donald Wesley Cook, Jonesville; Shannon Jeanne Holden, Yadkinville; and Derek Logan McCoy, Hamptonville.

Applied animal science technology — Poultry Management Technology:

Yadkin County – Derek Logan McCoy, Hamptonville.

Applied engineering technology — Machining & Maintenance Technology:

Yadkin County — Timothy Brett Campbell, Boonville.

Automotive systems technology:

Surry County — Tyler Anthony Smith, State Road.

Yadkin County — Barry Joshua Barnes, Jonesville; and Gonzalo Zamora, Hamptonville.

Collision repair and refinishing technology:

Surry County — Tyler Anthony Smith, State Road.

Yadkin County — William Zachary Brown, Hamptonville.

Diesel and heavy equipment technology:

Yadkin County — Jacob Henderson Driver, Boonville; Christopher David Haynes, Hamptonville; and Jeremy Mackenzie Shores, Booneville.

DIPLOMA PROGRAMS

The following will receive one-year diplomas:

Collision repair and refinishing technology:

Surry County — Tyler Anthony Smith, State Road.

Yadkin County – William Zachary Brown, Hamptonville.

Welding:

Yadkin County — Juan Daniel Leos, Jonesville.

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

The following will receive certificates:

Collision repair and refinishing technology – Body Shop Operations:

Yadkin County — William Zachary Brown, Hamptonville.

Collision repair and refinishing technology – Non-Structural Damage:

Surry County — Tyler Anthony Smith, State Road.

Yadkin County — William Zachary Brown, Hamptonville.

Collision repair and refinishing technology – Painting and Refinishing:

Surry County — Tyler Anthony Smith, State Road.

Yadkin County — William Zachary Brown, Hamptonville.

Collision repair and refinishing technology – Structural Damage:

Surry County — Tyler Anthony Smith, State Road.

Yadkin County — William Zachary Brown, Hamptonville.

Welding – MIG & TIG:

Surry County — Avery Hunter Blevins, Elkin.

Welding – SMAW & MIG:

Surry County — Avery Hunter Blevins, Elkin.

Wilkes Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College System, is a public, two-year, open-door institution serving the people of Wilkes, Ashe and Alleghany counties and beyond. Established in 1965, WCC continues to build on a strong history of meeting the educational needs and cultural interests of our students, community and workforce. WCC prepares learners for success in a dynamic world.

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