Tallahassee Community College hosts first-ever Fall commencement ceremony

December 13, 2021

The Tallahassee Community College alumni family grew by 1,705 new graduates as the College held it’s first-ever Fall commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec, 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. More than 350 students participated in this first in-person commencement since 2019. The ceremony was also live-streamed on YouTube.

 “Our graduates have worked so hard to reach this milestone, juggling their studies with the historic challenges of the global pandemic,” said Dr. Jim Murdaugh, President of Tallahassee Community College. “I hope they have learned that no matter what life throws their way, they are capable of overcoming it.”

Mark Wilson, President, and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce delivered the keynote address to graduates. Graduating students received individual name recognition as they walked across the stage and participated in the tassel-turning ceremony. President Jim Murdaugh presided over the conferral of degrees and Heather Mitchell, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, welcomed the new graduates to the TCC Alumni and Friends Association. 

“Due to the pandemic it has been two years since the College could host an in-person commencement ceremony", said Dr. Sheri Rowland, Vice President of Student Affairs. "This Fall ceremony allowed our new summer and fall 2021 graduates to participate in a live ceremony closer to their graduation date and allowed us to invite back those graduates from the prior two years who wanted to walk across the stage and celebrate with their families and friends.”