14GradDr. Larry Keen and the board of trustees of Fayetteville Technical Community College are excited to announce the 57th Annual Commencement Exercises May 17, at the Crown Coliseum. Due to high number of graduates, FTCC decided last year to split the graduation into two ceremonies and host them both during the day. The ceremonies were successful, and the plan for 2019 is to continue with two daytime graduation ceremonies.

The morning commencement will begin at 10 a.m., and the doors will unlock for the public at 9 a.m. Graduates from computer information technology programs, business programs, engineering and applied technology programs and health programs will be recognized.

The afternoon commencement will begin at 2 p.m., and the doors will unlock for the public at 1 p.m. FTCC will recognize graduates from the arts and humanities programs, math and science programs, public service programs and continuing education programs.

The commencement speaker will be former North Carolina Sen. Dr. Eric L. Mansfield. Rev. Jacob Warren from Veritas Church in Fayetteville will provide the invocation and benediction during both ceremonies.

Photo Specialties, which is based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, will provide photo services for graduates. Class rings for the 2019 class are available for student purchase through the Balfour Ring Company. Representatives from FTCC’s Jobs Center are available to assist graduates with creating resumes and finding employment.

Representatives from FTCC’s University Outreach Transfer Center are also helpful in discussing various options for students interested in continuing their academic journeys beyond the two-year program of study.

Anyone who plans to attend the morning or afternoon graduation ceremonies should anticipate heavy traffic around the Crown Coliseum. Students only will arrive through the Expo Doors located off East Mountain Drive. All friends and family should enter the Crown Coliseum through the North, West and East entrances.

The Crown Coliseum will stream the commencement exercises live at www.crowncomplexnc.com/events/event-streaming. For more information about the FTCC 2019 commencement ceremony and an additional direct link to the graduation streaming, visit the FTCC Graduation Page at www.faytechcc.edu/campus-life/academic-resources/graduation.

FTCC has been serving the Fayetteville/ Cumberland County area since 1961. The college offers more than 250 programs of study leading to the award of associate degree, certificate or diploma. Program areas include arts and humanities, math and sciences, business, computer technology, engineering/applied technology, health, and public service.

Fayetteville Tech’s corporate and continuing education programs also provide a wide array of courses with convenient options for affordable career training, personal interest courses and high school diploma education. FTCC’s website, www.faytechcc.edu, shares a great deal of information, and admissions counselors are available at the Fayetteville, Fort Bragg and Spring Lake campus locations. Browse the website, or visit one of the campus locations for assistance in enrolling for summer and fall classes at your community college.

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