Wytheville Community College (WCC) will celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2022 during three commencement ceremonies on May 14, 2022.
Graduates of the college’s Health Professions Programs will be recognized at 12:30 p.m. on May 14. At 3:30 p.m. another ceremony will recognize the graduates from WCC’s Occupational Programs. The day will be rounded off with a 6:00 p.m. ceremony recognizing graduates of WCC’s Transfer Programs. Commencement events will be held at the Wytheville Meeting Center adjacent to WCC’s Wytheville campus in Wytheville, Va.
WCC will celebrate with friends and families of 397 students during the three ceremonies. Many students in the Class of 2022 will be completing multiple degrees, diplomas, and certificates; a total of 578 degrees, diplomas, and certificates will be awarded. WCC will have 51 high school dual enrollment students who will graduate with a degree, diploma, or certificate that they have accomplished while working toward their high school diploma.
“WCC is very pleased to be able host in-person commencement ceremonies this year,” said WCC President Dean Sprinkle. “Despite the challenges of the pandemic, many students have persevered, and we look forward to celebrating their accomplishments.”
Each ceremony will feature a student speaker from the respective academic divisions: Health Professions—Sterling Payne, Dental Hygiene; Occupational Programs—Christina Shephard, Administrative Support Technology, Specialization in Health Information Management; and Transfer—Jeren Browder, Science, Specialization in Engineering.
Pinning ceremonies for student who are graduating from Health Professions Programs will also be held in-person this year. The pinnings for Practical Nursing will be held early on Monday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Crossroads Institute in Galax, Va. Pinning ceremonies for WCC’s other healthcare professions programs will be held on May 14, prior to the graduation ceremonies. Pinnings for the Nursing Program will be held at 9 a.m. at the Wytheville Meeting Center; pinnings for the Physical Therapy Assistant program will be held at 10 a.m. at the Wytheville Meeting Center. Pinnings for Phlebotomy will be held at 9 a.m. at the Wytheville Meeting Center, and pinnings for the Dental Hygiene program will begin at 10 a.m. at Snyder Auditorium in Grayson Hall on WCC’s Wytheville Campus.
Wytheville Community College is a two-year comprehensive community college serving residents of the counties of Bland, Carroll, Grayson, Smyth (Marion and eastward), Wythe, and the City of Galax. The college, one of 23 in the Virginia Community College System, operates under policies established by the State Board for Community Colleges and the Wytheville Community College Board.