Volunteer State Community College hosted commencement to award graduates’ degrees today, May 6 at 10 a.m. at the Pickel Field House on the Gallatin, TN campus. Although only 375 walked today in the ceremony, Vol State had a total of 823 who applied to graduate this spring. Of this group, 298 graduated with honors. The College also commemorated veteran students with a special coin given by Dr. Regina Watkins from the Tennessee Board of Regents. Students participating had family watching from the UK, Vietnam, Brazil, Germany, Toronto, Japan, and Nigeria.
President Orinthia Montague joyfully presided over the ceremony held in the gymnasium. The Distinguished Alumnus speaker was Mr. Drew Rowley.
A special Outstanding Graduate Award was given to CIS graduate, Iboro Phillips who held a 4.0 GPA. and maintained a high level of involvement in student clubs and organizations, including serving as a President’s Ambassador.