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Spring Commencement May 5 & 6

The Spring Commencement Ceremonies for Gadsden State Community College will be held Thursday, May 5 at Word Alive Church (122 Allendale Road, Oxford) and Friday, May 6 at Wallace Hall Auditorium in Gadsden.  Both ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.

Stephanie W. Bell, a member of the Alabama State Board of Education since 1995, will address the graduates at the Oxford ceremony.  Bell represents District III which includes Calhoun, Cherokee, Chilton, Cleburne, Coosa, Elmore and portions of Autauga, Montgomery, Shelby, St. Clair and Talladega Counties.  The colleges in her district are Gadsden State Community College and J.F. Ingram State Technical College.  Bell has a Bachelor of Science degree in English/journalism-applied communications from Auburn University and is currently living in Montgomery.

Mary Scott Hunter will be the featured speaker for the Gadsden ceremony.  Hunter is currently serving her first term on the Alabama State Board of Education.  She represents District VIII which includes twelve school systems in DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Limestone, and Madison Counties.  The colleges in her district are Athens State University, John C. Calhoun Community College, J.F. Drake State Technical College, Gadsden State Community College and Northeast Alabama Community College.  Hunter has a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Alabama School of Law and resides in Huntsville.

For more information contact Terri Riddle at or 256-549-8255.

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