The Haywood Community College 2019 graduation ceremonies will be held Thursday, May 9, at 6:30 and Friday, May 10 at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. All ceremonies will take place on the Clyde campus in the Charles M. Beall Auditorium, Student Services Building. This year, over 700 certificates, diplomas and degrees will be awarded.

Due to limited space and the increased number of graduates participating, three separate graduation ceremonies will be held this year. The Thursday ceremony will include graduates from the following programs of study:  College Transfer, Haywood Early College and Natural Resources. The first ceremony Friday will include graduates of the Health & Human Services department. The second ceremony Friday will include graduates of the Business & Industry department.

Recipient of the Master Teacher Award will also be recognized. This is a distinguished teaching award presented to the full-time curriculum faculty member who most exemplifies excellence in teaching by demonstrating consistently excellent teaching, leadership, and service to the College and the community. The recipient is the College's nominee for the annual North Carolina Community College System Excellence in Teaching Award.

In addition, the recipient of the 2019 HCC Outstanding Alumni Award will be recognized at each ceremony. The Outstanding Alumni Award is given annually to a Haywood Community College alumnus who has attained distinction and success in his or her career field or through community service.

Recipients of both the Academic Excellence Award and Superior Staff Award will also be recognized.  

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