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DCCC hosts fifty-sixth commencement ceremony for Class of 2019

May 2, 2019 – Davidson County Community College will host its commencement for the Class of 2019 on May 11 beginning at 9 a.m. in front of the Mendenhall Building on the Davidson Campus. This will be the college’s fifty-sixth ceremony.

A total of 1,331 graduates will be recognized during the ceremony. The 2019 graduating class collectively earned 594 associate degrees, 193 diplomas and 1,102 certificates.

“I’ve been looking forward to this day since I became president in January,” DCCC President Darrin Hartness said. “Graduation is a milestone these students have worked hard to achieve, and all of us at DCCC are so excited to celebrate with them on this special day.”

In addition to DCCC’s many associate degrees, diplomas and certificates, the college will also award an honorary degree to George Fouts. The Board of Trustees grants this award to individuals who have rendered extraordinary service to the college or community.

A Thomasville native, Fouts began working for the North Carolina Community College System in 1973. He has worked in many capacities in higher education over his lifetime, including teaching, senior administration, interim presidencies and partner in the state’s Completion by Design initiative. He has also been a lifelong supporter and guide for DCCC, most recently assisting with the 2018 presidential search.

Fouts will be the ninth person in DCCC’s history to receive an honorary degree.

Eight graduation scholarships will also be awarded to benefit graduates as they transition to the next stages of their lives. Recipients are chosen for demonstrating academic excellence and leadership in their fields of study.

“I can’t wait to shake hands with these students as they cross the stage,” Hartness said. “It’s humbling to be part of such a transformative moment in their lives, and to know that our faculty and staff have made such a difference in so many lives.”

About Davidson County Community College

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is a fully accredited, multi-campus college where students of all ages and backgrounds pursue academic and career-focused education in order to build successful futures. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers more than 40 degree and professional certificate programs to students in Davidson and Davie counties, as well as affordable college-credit coursework to students who plan to transfer to 4-year universities. With a mission to serve the changing needs of students competing in a global environment, DCCC is committed to quality education, innovative and equitable learning experiences, training, and support across a wide range of 21st-century career fields. Visit Davidson County Community College at DavidsonCCC.edu.

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