Pasco-Hernando State College is slated to host spring commencement and nurse pinning ceremonies May 3-4 at its West Campus located at 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey, FL. The ceremonies are dedicated to honoring and recognizing students who earned certificates and diplomas in varying fields of study as well as those that earned an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Applied Science degree. 

The Nurse pinning ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday followed by the first commencement ceremony beginning at 4:30 p.m. The final spring commencement ceremony will occur Thursday at 10 a.m. All ceremonies will be live-streamed on YouTube. 

The ceremonies will host several keynote speakers including PHSC District Board of Trustees Chair John Mitten and Vice Chair Lee Maggard as well as Kendyl Geathers, Investigator for the Public Defender's Office of Leon County and a former PHSC graduate, and Tim Moore, a three-time Emmy award-winning director and founder of Diamond View, a creative video agency headquartered in Florida. 

Commencement is a widely observed tradition among educational institutions and an important part of a student’s journey. 

“The College formally celebrates the hard work, dedication, tenacity and academic skills of our graduates at Commencement. The faculty and staff of PHSC look forward to sharing this memorable moment with our graduates and their families and friends.” said Stanley Giannet, Ph.D., PHSC executive vice president and chief academic officer/college provost. 

Graduates Ali Shariq, outgoing PHSC Student Government Association President, and Celyse Dahdal, outgoing PHSC District Board of Trustees Student Representative are scheduled to represent and addresses the student body during the ceremonies.  

As PHSC celebrates its 50th anniversary year this group of graduating students will become part of the more than 60,000 alumni who have received degrees and certificates from PHSC to date. 

"As we celebrate the many accomplishments of our graduates during our 50th Anniversary year, PHSC's commencement ceremonies will also recognize the college's rich history. The countless opportunities PHSC provides today are grounded in five decades of phenomenal growth and development. In 50 years, PHSC has grown from "a college without walls" to six modern locations serving over 10,000 students annually. We are proud that these graduates will soon join our more than 60,000 alumni,” said Timothy L. Beard, Ph.D., PHSC president. 

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