SFSC celebrates Spring Commencement with two ceremonies on Thursday, May 3. The first ceremony is at 4:45 p.m. and the second is at 7:45 p.m; both in the Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts, Highlands Campus, Avon Park.

The first ceremony features students who are earning their Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degrees (BSEE) and Associate in Arts degrees (AA). Erika Weaver-Coleman, who earns her AA, will be the student commencement speaker at this ceremony.

The second ceremony showcases students who are earning their Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management degrees (BAS-SM), Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees (BSN), Associate in Science degrees (AS), college-credit and occupational certificate, advanced technical diploma, and State of Florida High School Diploma. The student commencement speaker will be Luis Rodriguez, who earns his occupational certificate in Applied Cybersecurity.

Some 479 students will have met the SFSC requirements by Spring Commencement. Of these, 12 will receive their BAS-SM, 18 receive their BSN, 9 receive their BSEE, 185 receive their AA, 68 receive their AS, 20 receive their State of Florida High School diplomas, and 172 receive occupational certificates, college-credit certificates, or advanced technical diplomas. Students participating in the commencement ceremonies will total 312.

Receptions will be held in the Catherine P. Cornelius Student Services and Classroom Complex (Building B) immediately following each of the commencement ceremonies.

Live online streaming, accessed by clicking a website banner at southflorida.edu, will allow friends and relatives to see everything from the processional to the last graduate crossing the stage. The stream begins on May 3 at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. EST.

Mace bearer and chief marshal for this year’s ceremony is Michelle Macbeth, and marshals are Elizabeth Andrews, Davida Austin, Tom Bush, Brian Bohlman, Ashtanel Castillo, Courtney Green, Robert Hampton, Lorri Jaques, Dr. Theresa James, Cynthia Kinser, Dr. Maday Leon, Claire Miller, Tasha Morales, Asena Mott, Ricardo Pantoja, Lena Phelps, Daisy Ramirez, and Joshua Wood.

The Commencement rehearsal takes place Thursday, May 3, at 10 a.m., in the Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts, SFSC Highlands Campus.