Diplomas will be awarded to 160 Gordon State College graduates during ceremonies Friday, Dec. 11.
The ceremonies will be held in the Student Activity and Recreation Center arena starting with graduation at 9 a.m., followed by the pinning ceremony for graduates of the nursing school at 12.
Dr. Lawrence Weill, past president of Gordon State College, will address the graduates.
Weill was president of Gordon from 2002 to 2012. During his last year at Gordon he was a faculty member teaching honors philosophy, ethics and philosophy.
He and his wife, Jennie, live in Kentucky where he is a published writer, artist, avid outdoorsman and gardener.
Keeping with a long-held tradition, bagpiper Michael Grest will lead the procession of faculty, administration and graduates into the arena. Gordon State College President Max Burns will present the diplomas.
Graduates, their family and friends are invited to enjoy brunch in the lounge area just outside the arena, starting at 10 a.m. The cost is $7.22 per person.
A total of 277 students completed their degree requirements during the summer and fall semesters. Degrees to be conferred include Associate of Arts, 68; Associate of Science, 109; Associate of Science in Nursing, 32; Bachelor of Arts in English, 4; Bachelor of Arts in History, 6; Bachelor of Science in Biology, 15; Bachelor of Science in Health Services, 17; Bachelor of Science in Human Services, 21; Bachelor of Science in Education, 5.