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Graduation Ceremony

Welcome to the VGCC Virtual Commencement Exercises.

We are celebrating the Class of 2020 which includes graduates from December 2019, May 2020, and July 2020.

To watch on YouTube which includes a chat feature, connect to our graduation ceremony at VGCC YouTube Graduation .


Virtual Graduation Ceremony Program

Welcome – Danny W. Wright, Chair, VGCC Board of Trustees

Introduction of Speaker – Dr. Jerry Edmonds, III, VGCC Vice President of Workforce and Community Engagement

Commencement Address – Thom Ruhe, CEO of NC IDEA

Remarks – Dr. Rachel Desmarais, VGCC President

Recognition of Graduates:

    • Graduates will be recognized in the following order:

      • Diplomas
      • Associate in Applied Science Degrees
      • Associate in Arts Degrees
      • Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts Degrees
      • Associate in General Education Degrees
      • Associate in Science Degrees

Presentation of Graduates – Dr. Levy Brown, Vice President of Learning, Student Engagement, and Success

Conferring of Diplomas and Degrees and Turning of the Tassels – Dr. Rachel Desmarais