EGSC to host Virtual Spring Commencement Ceremony
By Harley Strickland, East Georgia State College | May 1, 2020 10:03 am
East Georgia State College will hold their Spring Commencement Ceremony virtually on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 6 p.m. The ceremony will be held virtually because of the recent COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony can be viewed in a watch party on the EGSC Facebook page, the college’s YouTube channel and on the EGSC website at http://www.ega.edu/2020-Spring-Commencement.
Candidates for the 2020 Spring Graduation can choose to participate in the virtual graduation, and they have been asked to come back in the Fall to take part in the Fall Commencement Ceremony. For the virtual ceremony, graduating candidates have been asked to provide photos of themselves to be included in the video when their name is called.
“East Georgia State College’s faculty and staff are deeply proud of the achievements of our spring 2020 graduating class,” said Dr. Bob Boehmer, the President of EGSC. “Our disappointment about not being able to celebrate with them in person on May 8 cannot be overstated. Yet, we are excited to be able to celebrate these achievements through our virtual graduation celebration at 6 p.m. on May 8 — the date upon which our in-person graduation celebration was scheduled to be held. We invite and encourage all EGSC supporters to go online at that time to see photos of our graduates, listen to the beautiful sounds of our featured singers and hear the inspirational words of our speakers. Following our virtual commencement ceremony, we hope that our graduates and families and supporters will hold virtual celebrations to cheer these graduates on to the next stage of their lives. All of these graduates are also encouraged to join us at our fall 2020 commencement ceremony to experience the joy of walking across the stage and having their moment in the sun!”
The virtual ceremony will feature special messages from student and guest speakers who were scheduled to speak at the graduation. The president of EGSC, Dr. Bob Boehmer, will welcome all viewers to the virtual ceremony followed by Morgan Bryant and Megan Bryant who will perform God Bless America. The reflection will be given by graduating student Susanna Hall. The alumni speaker for the ceremony is Deon Craig and the student speaker is Bruce Bass, Jr. Col. George Fredrick will deliver special remarks to the students followed by Dr. Sandra Sharman, the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, who will present the degrees to the graduating students.
Please join your fellow students and invite friends, relatives and others to participate in your virtual ceremony.