Hundreds celebrate graduation

Submitted on May 10, 2010 at 12:04 PM

Hundreds of students celebrated graduation during the 38th annual commencement ceremony at Volunteer State Community College on Saturday. Graduation was held in front of a full house inside the Pickel Field House on the campus in Gallatin. Thousands of friends and family members were on hand to take part in the event.

Seventy-year-old Mae Patton of Madison was one of the happy graduates. The early childhood education student says she felt it was time for her to get a college degree. Ruthie Martin of Hartsville was named the Outstanding Graduate for 2010. A moment of silence was held to remember founding president Hal R. Ramer, who died earlier this year at the age of 86. Students played an original work in memory of Dr. Ramer titled "Godspeed."

We have a gallery of informal pictures taken by Vol State staff before and after the ceremony. You can download individual pictures to your computer. You can view that gallery by clicking here:

The official graduation photos will be available soon. All of the information on accesing those photos will be sent to graduates in the mail.


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