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Congratulations to the class of 2017!
December 11, 2017

Walters State Community College will hold its 53rd commencement ceremony on Friday, Dec. 15. The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. in the “Z” Buda Assembly Hall and Gymnasium on the Morristown Campus. The gymnasium is located inside the Dr. Jack E. Campbell College Center. 

James Welch, an adjunct faculty member, will deliver the commencement address. 

This second class of 2017 has 336 graduates. 

The college will confer 142 Associate of Science degrees. This degree is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree. The most popular major for this degree is general science, with 101 students. This degree includes the basic core courses for most majors. Other popular majors are accounting, business, psychology and pre-health programs.

Four graduates will receive the Associate of Science in Teaching. This degree is the first two years of training for future elementary school teachers. 

Two students will receive Associate of Fine Arts degrees and nine students will receive Associate of Arts degrees. This degree also provides the first two years of study for a bachelor’s degree.

The Associate of Applied Science degree has been completed by 110 graduates. This degree prepares students to enter the workforce immediately following graduation. The most popular major this semester is nursing, with 42 graduates. Other popular majors include engineering technology, law enforcement, business and computer information technology. 

Fifty-three students have earned technical certificates, which are designed for individuals who want to enter the workforce immediately following completion of studies at Walters State. This class includes 26 emergency medical technicians. Other popular majors are paramedic, law enforcement and culinary arts.

The ceremony will be videostreamed live at www.ws.edu. The video will start when the ceremony begins.