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May 9, 2017

Students will receive degrees and certificates on Thursday, May 25, at the 55th commencement of Anne Arundel Community College.

The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. under the tent on the athletic practice fields at the Arnold campus. In 2016, 2,189 graduates completed 2,451 degrees and certificates. Numbers for 2017 will be available later this month.

This year’s valedictorian, who will be announced at a later date, will speak at commencement. The ceremony will be simulcast in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts and on the college website. Further broadcast information will be announced at a later date.

The faculty procession will be led by the faculty grand marshal, chosen from among longtime faculty members who are retiring. This year, Mathematics Professor Jolly Davis, Ph. D., takes point as faculty grand marshal. Faculty marshalls following Davis are the 2016 recipients of the John and Suanne Roueche Excellence in Teaching awards: Matthew Klos, associate professor, visual arts and humanities; Alycia Marshall, Ph. D., chair, mathematics ; Maureen McGonigle Kinsella, associate professor, nursing ; Gregory Schrader, Ph. D., professor, biology; and Mary Wallingsford, associate professor, cybersecurity, networking and digital forensics.

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