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1077 Graduates to Earn Credentials at 2017 Commencement

Alamance Community College’s 2017 Spring Commencement honors two groups of graduates. Those earning:

  • Traditional degrees and certificates in curriculum program
  • High School Equivalency (GED, HiSET) and Adult High School diplomas

2017 Commencement by the Numbers (as of May 17):

  • 1077 Graduates: 891 curriculum, 153 High School Equivalency (High School Equivalency), 33 AHS (Adult High School). The 1077 total graduates is ACC’s largest class since 2012.

Career and College Promise – ABSS High School Student Graduates

Career and College Promise (CCP) is a state program that allows qualified high school students to take community college courses for free, following a specific pathway that can lead to college credits, certificates, and the Associate in Arts and/or Associate in Science degrees that are transferable to four-year institutions.

  • 78 Career & College Promise (CCP) high school students earning college credit credentials—the highest number yet since the program’s inception in 2012

This number includes:

  • 15 high school students earning Associate in Arts degrees with 60+ college credits
  • 13 high school students are University Transfer Pathway completers earning 32+ college credits
  • 50 ABSS high school students earning certificates or diplomas in various career technical programs including Criminal Justice Technology, Computer-Integrated Machining, Accounting, Culinary Arts, Advertising and Graphic Design, Automotive Systems Technology, Horticulture Technology, Information Technology, Animal Care Management, Early Childhood Education, and Fire Protection Technology

 COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER is Dr. James C. Williamson – President of North Carolina Community College System. Dr. Williamson began his duties as the eighth NCCCS president in July 2016. Into that office he brought extensive experience as a leader, innovator and proponent of community colleges, along with a background steeped in business, economic development, workforce development and community service. 

Before assuming the presidency of the state community college system, Dr. Williamson served two years as President and CEO of the South Carolina Technical College System, where he worked with university partners to smooth transfer pathways, and chaired a special Senate committee that developed a workforce development strategy to help close the skills gap. He also served at the helm of South Carolina’s nationally recognized apprenticeship program, and was named State Employee of the Year by the South Carolina Association of Regional Councils in 2015.