Vol State Celebrates Spring 2024 Graduates

The Outstanding Graduate Award was given to Mr. Nicholas Hunter.
Dr. Russ Deaton presides over today's Spring Commencement
The Vol State Commencement stage party gathers before the ceremony begins.
Graduates enjoying the ceremony and their time to shine!
Graduates gearing up to walk out to today's ceremony.

Volunteer State Community College hosted commencement to award graduates’ degrees today, May 4 at 10 a.m. at the Pickel Field House on the Gallatin, TN campus.  In total, 353 graduates crossed the stage, commemorating the end of this part of their journey with 19 different counties of birth represented.  The College also commemorated 15 veteran students with a special coin given by Dr. Ken Hanson from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.  Students participating ranged in age from 18 to 76 years old.  In the group of graduates included 14 dual enrollment students and 29 graduates from Sumner County Middle College, receiving their high school diplomas along with an associate's degree simultaneously! 

Interim President Dr. Russ Deaton presided over the ceremony held in the gymnasium with an impactful message for the graduates.  During the ceremony, the Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the faculty was given to Mr. Nicholas Hunter, a student who was declared exemplary in the classroom and in the support of others.  The Distinguished Alumnus recognized during the ceremony by the Vol State College Foundation was Mr. Evan Jones, a graduate and former Pioneer athlete from 2014.  

To watch the ceremony in its entirety, please click here: https://www.volstate.edu/graduation