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Graduation Information

Graduation is a milestone in any educational journey and it gives us, the staff, a chance to celebrate our graduates and their achievements. The Transitional Programs Graduation and Achievement Ceremony is held each year in June.

We begin taking graduate portraits near the end of April and continue until two weeks before the ceremony.
Each graduate makes an appointment to pick up his or her cap and gown, tassel, and invitations and to have a graduation portrait session.
Because families and friends are instrumental in providing support and motivation for students throughout the teaching and learning process, we invite students to bring family and friends to be included in the portraits. We also ask potential graduates to complete a written statement of appreciation which is presented in a slide show during the ceremony.

A rehearsal is held the night before graduation during which students practice the flow of the ceremony and any questions concerning the commencement are answered.
On the evening of the event, graduation ceremony attendees will find ample seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Graduates from previous years' Transitional Programs as well as current graduates typically serve as inspirational commencement speakers. A video slide show containing graduates' portraits and statements is presented just prior to the graduates walking across stage to receive their certificates and diplomas. Photos are taken as each graduate receives his or her recognition on stage.

A reception follows the ceremony during which a photographer takes candid and posed photographs of graduates and their guests. Approximately four to six weeks after the ceremony DVDs of the event as well as CDs with each graduate's portrait and candid photos from the ceremony are mailed to the graduates.

Graduation Coordinator: Lisa Quesenberry           Graduation Assistant Coordinator/Photographer: Elizabeth Swing

If you have questions, comments, or concerns about graduation please call (540) 674-3682 or email

     INFORMATION: NRCC Adult Education (540) 674-3682 or toll free, (866) 462-6722, extension 3682.

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