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ASU Announces In-person Graduation Ceremonies for Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 Classes

Alabama State University announced that it will hold in-person graduation ceremonies at ASU Stadium. The graduation ceremonies will be for the Fall Class of 2020 and Spring Class of 2020. The ASU Golden Class of 1970 will also be honored. “Commencement is always an exciting time for the University as we celebrate our students’ notable achievements,” said Dr. Quinton T. Ross,…

Faulkner Class of 2020 Gets Their Time to Shine

Another graduation in the books in the River Region: Faulkner University held its graduation Saturday, and several graduates finally got their time to shine. The original graduation date was set for May, but due to the pandemic, it was pushed back until Saturday, August 8th. All guests wore masks and social distanced. We’re told Faulkner University graduated its first Speech…

Auburn University’s Summer Commencement Ceremonies Postponed Indefinitely

Auburn University has announced that commencement ceremonies have been postponed indefinitely. School officials say recent travel restrictions and concerns with large crowds led to the decision. However, families can visit campus Saturday August 8th to celebrate their graduate. Here are some ways you can do that: Campus buildings will be open and academic deans will be available to greet graduates…

Troy University Spring/Summer Commencement

On Friday Troy University held its Commencement Ceremony. It was the first graduation ceremony at the university since the coronavirus pandemic began. Hundreds of graduates walked across the stage to receive their degrees. Spring graduation was postponed earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The commencement was staggered into three separate ceremonies to reduce the number of people in…

Pike Road School System Celebrates Graduates With Their First Graduation

Today Pike Road held their very first graduation. The 2020 class is the first graduating class in the Pike Road school system, which started in 2015. 106 students graduated this afternoon, and because of the current COVID-19 pandemic, this wasn’t like a traditional graduation. Masks and social distancing was required but nonetheless it was still a day to celebrate. Categories:…

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…