AVON PARK, Fla.–Dec. 11, 2015–South Florida State College closes out its 50th anniversary year with a Commencement ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 17, 6:45 p.m., at the Wildstein Theatre for the Performing Arts, SFSC Highlands Campus, Avon Park.

The Commencement speaker is Martile Blackman, who earns her Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management degree. She graduated from SFSC in December 2013 with her associate in arts degree.

Some 202 students will have met the SFSC graduation requirements. Of these, 109 receive their associate degrees, 57 receive vocational certificates or college credit certificates, 15 will be graduates of the Adult Education program, and 21 will receive a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in supervision and management. Participating in the Commencement ceremony will be 92 students.

Live online streaming, accessed by clicking a website banner at www.southflorida.edu, will allow friends and relatives to see everything from the processional to the last graduate crossing the stage. The stream begins on Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. EDT.

Mace bearer and chief marshal for this year’s ceremony is Elizabeth Andrews, and marshals are Davida Austin, Thomas Bush, Kathleen Cappo, Dr. Cate Cover, Robert Hampton, Dr. Theresa James, Melanie Jackson, Claire Miller, and Lena Phelps.

The Commencement rehearsal takes place Thursday, Dec. 17, at 10 a.m., in the Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts, SFSC Highlands Campus. The 2015 Commencement reception will be held in the Catherine P. Cornelius Student Services and Classroom Complex (Building B) immediately following the Commencement exercises.