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EACC's 2023 Commencement

EACC held the forty-eighth annual Commencement ceremonies for the graduating class of 2023.  Ceremonies were held on Thursday, May 11th and Friday, May 12th.  219 graduates in 48 academic and technical programs were awarded a total of 642 degrees and certificates during the event.

A variety of degrees were awarded including: Associate of Arts, Associate of Science degrees in Business, Criminal Justice, Education, and Liberal Arts and Sciences, Associate of Applied Science degrees in Childcare, Criminal Justice, General Technology, Management, Nursing, and Radiologic Technology.  Certificates awarded were: Certificate in General Studies, Technical Certificates in Administrative Office Technology, Auto Body Repair, Childcare, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Drafting and Design, Education Studies, Emergency Medical Technology-Paramedic, Health Professions, Industrial Equipment Technology, Major Appliance Service, Practical Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Refrigeration and Heat Exchange Technology, Residential Heat & Air Conditioning, and Welding Technology. Certificates of Proficiency awarded were: Automotive Service Technology, Childcare, Commercial Driver Training, Cosmetology Instructor, Criminal Justice, Diesel Technology, Education Studies, Emergency Medical Technology- Basic, General Education, Hair Care, Industrial Equipment Technology, Medical Professions Education, Refrigeration and Heat Exchange Technology, Residential Heat and Air Conditioning, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), and Welding Technology. General education diplomas were also awarded during the event.  

Dr. Cathie Cline, EACC President welcomed graduates and guests to the Commencement ceremonies. Honor graduate Jamie Williams of Wynne served as the Student Speaker. The candidates were presented as Dr. Cline conferred the degrees.

Allied Health graduates
Allied Health graduates process into the Fine Arts Center Auditorium during Thursday night's Commencement Ceremony at EACC.
Dr. Cline addresses graduates
Dr. Cathie Cline, EACC President, addresses graduates during Friday's EACC Commencement Ceremony
Congratulatory remarks to Alli Holman
EACC President Dr. Cathie Cline expresses congratulatory remarks to Alli Holman as she walks across the stage and receives her diploma jacket during EACC's Commencement Ceremony on Friday night. Alli was a recent graduate from Palestine Wheatley High School who also graduated with an Associate of Arts degree from EACC.
Honor graduate Jamie Williams
EACC honor graduate Jamie Williams of Wynne addressed his graduating class during the Commencement ceremonies.
PN student
EACC Practical Nursing graduate Amanda Haynes receives a lamp from Mallory Adams, Director of Practical Nursing & Interim Coordinator of Allied Health Programs, during Thursday night's Commencement Ceremony.
Courtland Bean receives diploma jacket from Board Chair, Brent Howton
EACC graduate Courtland Bean receives a diploma jacket from Brent Howton, EACC Board of Trustees Chairman, during the Friday night's Commencement Ceremony
Karen Sisk receives honor cord

EACC graduate Karen Sisk receives an honor cord and congratulatory remarks from Dr. Cathie Cline during Friday night's ceremony.

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