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SCC holds Commencement event to celebrate graduates

The 51st Annual Commencement ceremony for Somerset Community College was held Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset. Below are some photographs from the event. Snapshots from the event can be found, and downloaded here: Names, hometowns and program are listed if available.

3 graduating students

Above: Adriana Benningfield, Monticello, Radiography; Kaitlyn Whitaker, Somerset, Associate in Arts; and Alicia Cook, Somerset, Associate in Arts. Benningfield, Whitaker and Cook all served as student ambassadors during the past academic year.

2 graduating men

Above: Robert Wade Blevins, Science Hill, and Donald Ashley, Somerset, both Engineering and Electronics Technology graduates. Blevins and Ashley both worked at Fruit of the Loom when it closed, they said, and took the opportunity to go back to school to earn their degree.

family on graduation night

Above: Michael Cook, Somerset, Surgical Technology; Jennifer Hernandez, Casey County, Surgical Technology; and Maria Hernandez, Casey County.

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Above: Haley Cook, Russell Springs, gives a congratulatory hug to John McClister, Russell Springs, who earned an Associate in Applied Science degree.

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Above: Joshua Harris, Somerset; Jamie Fuson, Somerset; and Phyllis Durbin, London. All three graduated with Associate in Arts degrees.

3 graduating students at graduation















Above: Josh Hayes, Russell County; Laryssa Flannery, London; and Venus Evans, Corbin. Hayes and Flannery graduated with Associate in Science degrees. Hayes will transfer to the University of Kentucky and Flannery to Eastern Kentucky University. Evans graduated with Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees.

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Above: Melissa Hines, Science Hill; Ashley Harris, Somerset; and Tracy Martinez, Bronston. All graduated from the Practical Nursing program.

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Above: SCC faculty members left the seat of Joanne Story open during commencement and also filled it with “UK blue” tipped carnations. Story was a long-time faculty member at SCC who passed away earlier this year.

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Above: Shawna Mounce, London, and Karen Nichols, Somerset, both graduated from the Business Administration Systems program.

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Above: Linna Smolko, Somerset, earned her degree in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education.

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Above: Amanda Warfield, of Kings Mountain, graduated with an Associate in Science degree.

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Above: A few of the Physical Therapist Assistant graduates gathered for a photo before the ceremony. From left: Lindsey Bowen, Lexington; Leah Wright, Lexington; Janel Northington, Lexington; Valerie Simpson, Nancy; Tabitha Drury, Lexington; and Brittany Adams, London.