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John Tyler Community College to Hold Commencement on May 11

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Holly Walker
Public Relations Manager

Secondary Media Contact:

Heather Busch
Creative Services Manager

Released on April 17, 2018

CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – John Tyler Community College will hold its 50th annual Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 11, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. The ceremony will take place in the Multipurpose Building at Virginia State University, located at 20809 2nd Avenue in Petersburg. John Tyler Community College’s graduating class will be approximately 1,139 strong.

This year, four members of the Class of 2018 will offer remarks during the ceremony. The student speakers are Julia Bailey of Hopewell, who will be graduating with a degree in Liberal Arts and a career studies certificate in Paralegal Studies; Janay Cameron of Midlothian, who will be graduating with a degree in General Studies, Pre-BSN Specialization; Warren Reid of Farmville, who graduated at the end of the Fall 2017 semester with a degree in Funeral Services; and Lauren Sanford of Chesterfield, who will be graduating with a degree in General Studies.

John Tyler Community College offers more than 60 majors that provide pathways to careers in high-demand fields; transfer opportunities to four-year colleges and universities; and industry credentials and licensures. The college, with campuses in Chester and Midlothian, a Nursing Education Center, online classes, and off-campus classrooms, served more than 13,900 students during the 2016-17 academic year. It also assisted nearly 6,000 learners and more than 200 companies and organizations through its workforce development division, Community College Workforce Alliance. 

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