graduation

ADOC Graduates 90 New Basic Correctional Officers

The state of Alabama has 90 new basic correctional officers, one of the largest the program has seen since it’s beginning. A graduation was held Thursday at the Alabama Criminal Justice Academy Training Center in Selma. The officers took part in a six-week training program, and are now ADOC-certified. The basic correctional officers have a shorter training period than correctional…

Graduating Students Preparing For Real World

Graduations are happening across the state. Thousands are getting ready to walk across the stage to get their degree. “I’m pretty excited,” graduating Troy University student Matthew Anderson said. “I’m ready for it to come,” Troy University senior Margaret Wright told us. For some graduates, it can be stressful. Some are finding it hard to land jobs in their career…

Montgomery Fire And Rescue Graduates New Firefighters, Aiming To Fill More Openings Soon

20 new firefighters took the path to protect and serve Thursday at Montgomery Fire and Rescue’s graduation ceremony. Still, officials say even more fire personnel are needed. Montgomery Fire and Rescue was recently awarded a 3.5 million dollar federal grant as a part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program….

Judge Mathis Speaks at Concordia College Alabama Graduation

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Honorable Greg Mathis from the award-winning television court show, Judge Mathis, gave the commencement address at Concordia College Alabama in Selma this morning. Mathis told the graduates their degrees will open the door to more opportunities in life and that comes with an obligation to help others. He also told the graduates to continue to…

New Way for Dropouts, Graduation Exam Failures to Earn Diploma

Dropouts and students who failed Alabama’s graduation exam are heading to community colleges for the state’s new high-school diploma. The system’s adult education director, David Walters, tells Al.com that more than 125 adults had joined the free program two days after enrollment opened. He says that’s exciting, since there hadn’t been any formal announcement about enrollment. He says the state’s…

Park Crossing Grad Finally Walks Across the Stage

Graduation Day is a day most high school students look forward to. All of their hard work has lead to this, the day their friends and family can watch them walk across the stage and receive their diploma. Some students decide to bring more than just immediate family. “My mom, my dad, my great aunt, who never goes anywhere! Like she hasn’t…

Steve Harvey to Speak at ASU’s Spring Commencement

Alabama State University is excited to announce that Steve Harvey, nationally acclaimed star of television, radio and film, will give the keynote address at its upcoming 293rd Spring Commencement Exercises, which will be held at the ASU Dunn-Oliver Acadome on Saturday, May 7, at 10 a.m. “We are very excited to have a speaker of Mr. Harvey’s prominence to give…

Tyler Perry to be Speaker for Tuskegee’s Spring Graduation

Tyler Perry will soon bring his message of inspiration and encouragement to the newest class of Tuskegee University graduates. The multi-talented entertainer will give the keynote address for the 2016 Spring Commencement Exercises. Perry will speak to approximately 500-plus graduates on May 7 at 10 a.m. CST in Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Arena. Perry is the latest in a succession…