Written by Press Release Tuesday, 08 May 2012 14:44
Northeast Alabama Community College’s forty-sixth graduation ceremony will take place at 7:00 pm, Friday, May 11, 2012, at the Northeast Alabama AgriBusiness Center on Highway 75 in Rainsville.
“Graduation is the highlight of the year for us,” stated Dr. David Campbell, NACC President. “Completing their programs is what our students have worked toward, and it is so rewarding for our faculty and staff to see students reach this level of achievement. Our college personnel puts much work and effort into the graduation ceremony, and it is really a spectacular event to see.”
While far more students graduate with associate degrees from Northeast each year, this year over 330 will participate in the graduation ceremony, the largest group Northeast has ever had. In addition to those participating in the ceremony, another 65 graduates will receive diplomas this spring. Many of the graduates will go on to immediately begin work in their communities, make higher salaries, and advance in their careers, while others will transfer to universities to further their educations and work towards obtaining higher degrees.
Not only will graduates receive their diplomas on this special evening, but the college’s outstanding students and faculty will be recognized as well.
The keynote speaker this year is The Honorable Melton Potter, Mayor of the City of Scottsboro.
Melton Potter serves the City of Scottsboro, Alabama, as Mayor. Elected in August of 2008, he previously served with the Scottsboro Fire Department for 26 years. Melton was appointed Fire Inspector in March 1992 and Fire Chief in March 2001. He officially retired from the Fire Department after his election to the Mayor’s office. He graduated from Scottsboro High School in 1977 and attended Northeast Alabama Community College as well as Shelton State Community College where he received numerous certifications and continuing education classes, and is a recent graduate of the Auburn University Intensive Economic Development course, and Leadership Alabama XXI.
Potter currently serves as a Board Member of the Tri State Regional Workforce Alliance, a Board Member of TARCOG (Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments) and is a member of the Executive Board of the Alabama League of Municipalities in Montgomery, Alabama, and is a former member of the Alabama Department of Homeland Security Task Force. He also is a member of the Scottsboro Rotary Club.
He is married to Kathy Johnston Potter, a registered nurse and Healthcare Science teacher at Scottsboro High School. They have one daughter, Breanna, currently attending Auburn University where she just completed her first year at The Harrison School of Pharmacy. He and his family are active members of Center Point Baptist Church.
For more information about this event, go to www.nacc.edu or download our free App at the Apple App Store or by going to www.naccmobile.com.
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