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Drake State 2024 Commencement

Drake State Community and Technical College hosted its Spring 2024 commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 9. The event began at 1 pm at the Elmore Gymnasium on the campus of Alabama A&M University; 195 students participated in the commencement ceremony. 

This year’s commencement speaker was PeggyLee Wright, a distinguished figure renowned for her contributions to education and community development. Wright’s insights promise to inspire and motivate the graduating class as they embark on their future endeavors.

The commencement ceremony marked a significant milestone for graduates, highlighting the dedication and hard work invested in pursuing academic excellence.

“Commencement represents the culmination of hard work, perseverance, and dedication for our graduates,” said Dr. Patricia Sims, president of Drake State Community and Technical College. “As this class of students embarks on the next chapter of their lives, we are immensely proud of their accomplishments and excited to witness the impact they will make in their respective fields and communities.”

Drake State celebrated the achievements of its graduating students from various academic divisions. The college awarded associate degrees in the following disciplines: Business, Computer Science, and Engineering Technologies; Applied Services Technologies; Advanced Manufacturing Technologies; Health Sciences Technologies; General Studies and Developmental Education. 

Members of the media, esteemed guests, faculty, staff, and the community were invited to join in honoring the accomplishments of the graduating class.

The event was live-streamed on Drake State’s Facebook Page for those who were unable to attend and can now be viewed on Drake State’s Facebook feed.

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