Roane State Community College will hold commencement ceremonies on May 5-6.
The ceremonies, to be held in the gym on the Roane County campus in Harriman, will be equal in presentation.
- Friday, May 5, at 2 p.m. (EDT) for recipients of the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in nursing and for recipients of the A.A.S. in surgical technology.
- Friday, May 5 at 7 p.m. (EDT) for recipients of A.A.S. degrees in allied health sciences, and for recipients of certificates in allied health sciences.
- Saturday, May 6 at 10 a.m. (EDT) for recipients of Associate of Arts degrees and Associate of Science degrees (including Middle College students), recipients of the Associate of Science in Teaching, and recipients of A.A.S. degrees or certificates in all other fields.
Janell Cecil, senior vice president and chief nursing officer at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, will be the speaker for the Friday afternoon ceremony. Cecil oversees nearly 2,000 employees, including 1,150 registered nurses, and has more than 30 years of experience in nursing.
Jeremy Biggs, president and chief administrative officer, or CAO, for Methodist Medical Center, will speak at the Friday evening ceremony. Biggs has also served as president and CAO of Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System, interim CAO of Thompson Cancer Survival Center, and president and CAO of Cumberland Medical Center.
Roane State alumna Joy Ingram, a registered nurse at Parkwest Medical Center, will speak at the Saturday morning ceremony. Ingram was part of Roane State’s first graduating class in 1974 and taught at Roane State. While teaching full-time as an associate professor of history at Pellissippi State, she returned to Roane State to earn her nursing degree.
Roane State will offer DVDs of graduation. Cost is $20, plus $5 for shipping and handling. Visitors may place their order at the commencement events. Orders will be taken at rehearsals and in the gym lobby before, during, and after the ceremonies. The order form is also available online at www.roanestate.edu/graduation. Call (865) 882-4556 for questions about ordering DVDs.
Photographs will be available for purchase through GradImages. Graduates will have a photo taken on stage as they shake hands with Roane State President Chris Whaley and as they return to their seats. Soon after the ceremony, graduates can view and order photos at www.gradimages.com.
For more information, visit www.roanestate.edu/graduation.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
This press release was submitted by Owen Driskill.
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