SCC will have drive-thru graduations

Published 1:58 pm Thursday, May 28, 2020

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Stanly Community College (SCC) will commemorate graduation a little differently this year
by holding drive-thru graduations June 8 through June 11 on the Albemarle campus.

In an effort to maintain social distancing standards, SCC will be holding the event in an outdoor space, offering graduates a drive-thru style ceremony. The graduates will receive their ceremonial cords of distinction while still within their vehicle, and then offered the opportunity to walk across the graduation stage and receive their earned credential.

“Graduation is an important milestone for our students and we want to offer them a memorable experience as we work through the global pandemic,” SCC President Dr. John Enamait said. “The health, safety, and well-being of our students remains our top priority. I want to express my pride and happiness for all our graduating students and wish them all the best as they begin their next passage.”

The drive-thru graduations will be located between the Eddins Building and Whitley Building in parking lot G.

Campus signs will be posted directing graduates where to go. Graduates and their family may arrive on campus anytime between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., with each day designated for a specific academic program. Students are asked to adhere to the program date they fall into if possible.

June 8 – Health Science Programs: Associate Degree Nursing, Emergency Medical Science, Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Technology, Pharmacy Technology, Radiography, and Respiratory Therapy.

June 9 – Public Services and College & Career Readiness Programs: Basic Law Enforcement Training, Criminal Justice Technology, Early Childhood Education, Human Services Technology, Adult High School Diploma, High School Equivalency Diploma, and Stanly Early College.

June 10 – University Transfer Programs: Associate in Science, Associate in Arts, and Associate in Arts — Business & Accounting

June 11 – Advanced Manufacturing, Industry, Technology and Trades, and Business Programs: Heavy Equipment Operations, Electronics Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology, and Biomedical Equipment Technology. Computer-Integrated Machining, Welding Technology, Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology, Simulation and Game Development, Accounting, Advertising and Graphic Design, Agri-Business, Business Administration, Cosmetology, Cyber Crime Technology, Information Technology Business Support, Information Technology
Cybersecurity, and Information Technology Network Management.

Dr. Myra Furr, SCC Vice President of Student Services, noted, “We know at this time we cannot have a graduation in the more traditional style we are accustomed to having, so we planned a drive-thru ceremony, keeping in mind social distancing best practices. We know how important graduation is to our students and their friends and families, and we prioritized planning this ceremony to celebrate their achievements and accomplishments.”

For complete graduation details, visit the College’s website at or call to speak with a college representative at 704-991-0123.