31 July, 2018
The Summer Commencement for Gadsden State Community College will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 9 at Word Alive International Outreach in Oxford.
Featured speakers will be Gadsden State students Cortnie CheyAnne Brown, Bobbie Jo Chambers and Steven Caleb Johnson.
Brown graduated from Etowah High School, where she was a member of the Key Club and Beta Club. She has volunteered with the Salvation Army, Childhood Cancer Research projects and homeless shelters. She has a 3.0 GPA which she maintained while taking 21 hours during spring semester. Brown is receiving an Associate in Applied Science degree in Salon and Spa Management. Following graduation from Gadsden State, she will be entering the workforce as a stylist.
Johnson is a graduate of Ashville High School. He completed his Associate of Applied Science degree in Electronic Engineering Technology at the Ayers Campus after beginning his college courses as a dual-enrolled student while still in high school. He has served as an Electronics Engineering NASA Project student leader and a Gadsden State Ambassador. Johnson is also a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. He has volunteered for Mission Hope for Kids and the Tour de Cure for Diabetes cycling race, and he served as a judge at the BEST robotics competition. He has a 3.865 GPA. After graduation, he plans to enter the local workforce.
Chambers graduated from Coosa Christian School. She attended Jacksonville State University and after many years in the workforce returned to school at Gadsden State Community College. She is receiving her Associate in Applied Science degree in Registered Nursing after completing the NOW (night, online and weekend) Nursing Program at Gadsden State Cherokee. Following graduation, she will be working at a local hospital in the cardiac unit. Her plans include continuing her education to become a nurse practitioner.
Graduates will be presented by Dr. James R. Prucnal, dean of Financial and Administrative Services and Timothy W. Green, dean of Technical Education and Workforce Development. Dr. Martha Lavender, president of Gadsden State, will award the degrees. Barry G. Abernathy will serve as the commencement grand marshal.