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EACC's 2024 Commencement

EACC held the forty-ninth annual Commencement ceremonies for the graduating class of 2024.  Ceremonies were held on Thursday, May 9th and Friday, May 10th.  235 graduates in 49 academic and technical programs were awarded a total of 552 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, Emergency Medical Technology-Paramedic, General Technology, Nursing, and Radiologic Technology.  Certificates awarded were: Certificate in General Studies, Technical Certificates in Auto Body Repair, Automotive Service Technology, Childcare, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Diesel Technology, Education Studies, Emergency Medical Technology-Paramedic, Health Professions, Industrial Equipment Technology, Practical Nursing, Residential Heat & Air Conditioning, and Welding Technology. Certificates of Proficiency awarded were:  Art as a Small Business, Auto Body Painting and Refinishing, Automotive Service Technology, Business, Childcare, Commercial Driver Training, Criminal Justice, Diesel Technology, Education Studies, Emergency Medical Technology- Basic, General Education, General Studies, Hair Care, Heavy Equipment Operations, Industrial Equipment Technology, Medical Professions Education, Nursing Assistant, Refrigeration and Heat Exchange Technology, Residential Heat and Air Conditioning, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), Skin Care, Social Work, 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 graduates Jake Eldridge of Colt and Zoe Mathes of Forrest City served as student speakers for the ceremonies.  The candidates were presented as Dr. Cline conferred the degrees.

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Photo 1:  Dr. Cathie Cline, EACC President, addresses graduates during Thursday night's Allied Health Commencement Ceremony at EACC.

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Photo 2:  Dr. Cathie Cline expresses congratulatory remarks to Marquez Cox as he walks across the stage to receive his diploma jacket and Registered Nursing pin during the Allied Health Commencement Ceremony held on Thursday. 

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Photo 3: EACC honor graduate Jake Eldridge of Colt addressed his graduating class on Thursday night during the Allied Health Commencement Ceremony.

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Photo 4: EACC honor graduate Zoe Mathes of Forrest City addressed her graduating class on Friday night during EACC's Commencement Ceremony.

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Photo 5:  EACC graduate Kagan Word receives a magna cum laude honor cord and congratulatory remarks from Dr. Cline as he walks across the stage during EACC's Commencement Ceremony on Friday night. Kagan graduated with an Associate of Arts degree from EACC and will graduate from Forrest City High School on Friday, May 17th. 

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Photo 6:  EACC graduate Nadia Graham receives her diploma jacket from EACC Board Chairman Brent Howton during Friday night's Commencement Ceremony. 

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