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Commencement Set at Highland

Commencement Set at Highland

Plans have been finalized for the 2013 commencement exercises at the Highland Community College campus.  The 2013 commencement will be held outdoors on Friday evening, May 10, at 7:00 pm on Kessinger Field on the HCC campus.  Over 150 graduates are scheduled to hear Lisa Ward, HCC alumnus, a practicing attorney in Manhattan, and member of the HCC Foundation Board of Directors who will be the guest speaker.  The HCC Commencement will be broadcast live by accessing the College’s Web site at www.highlandcc.edu.  There will be a rotating banner on the College Homepage that will provide viewers with instructions. 

Commencement exercises at the HCC Technical Center in Atchison will be held on May 15 at 7:30 pm in the Atchison High School gymnasium.  The pinning ceremony for nursing graduates will take place at 5:30 pm, also in the AHS gymnasium.

Commencement exercises will begin with the traditional march down the hill by the HCC faculty and graduating students into the stadium, led by the Kansas City Celtic Pipes and Drums bagpipe troupe.  Those assembled will join in singing the HCC Alma Mater, followed by Ward’s address.  After special music from the HCC music department, HCC President David Reist will announce special awards, including the annual Bruning Award for faculty development, and present the class of 2013.  Once the degrees have been conferred by Joyce C. Rush, chairperson of the HCC Board of Trustees, the KC Celtic Pipes and Drums will lead the graduates and faculty from the stadium.

A commencement meal starting at 5:00 pm will be available from Great Western Dining Services, served in the HCC Cafeteria with seating available on the front lawn.  Great Western will also host a reception on the lawn following the commencement exercises.  In the event of rain, the 2013 Commencement at HCC will be held in Allen Field House.

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