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Gadsden State to hold commencement exercises Aug. 12

Gadsden, Ala. –  The Summer Commencement Ceremony for Gadsden State Community College will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 12 at Gadsden State Cherokee.

Featured speakers are Gadsden State students Donna Coley and Dominque Johnson.

Donna Coley
Dominque Johnson

Coley is a Titusville, Fla., native who attends Gadsden State’s Ayers Campus. At commencement, she will receive an Associate in Applied Science degree in Accounting Technology. She plans to transfer to Jacksonville State University.

During her tenure at Gadsden State, Coley has been a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, was nominated for the President’s Cup and received the Student of Distinction and Rising Scholar awards. She has a 3.22 GPA, which she has maintained while attending classes and working part time.

Johnson of Attalla enrolled in Gadsden State after graduating from Gadsden City High School. She is completing an Associate in Science degree and plans to attend the police academy.

While at Gadsden State, she has been a member of Student Support Services and has recently been inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Johnson works part time while attending classes full time and has maintained a 3.55 GPA.

Graduates will be presented by Dr. Leslie Worthington, dean of Academic Programs, and Pam Johnson, dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Grants and Special Projects. Dr. Kathy Murphy, president of Gadsden State, will award the degrees. Joe Hulsey, the HVACR instructor at the Ayers Campus, will serve as the commencement grand marshal.