Enterprise State Community College holds first in-person graduation ceremony of the year

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ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — It’s the season of graduations and Thursday evening, Enterprise State Community College held its first in-person graduation ceremony of the year.

“I’m so excited,” 2020 graduate, Fantasia Miller said.

The pandemic caused many graduation ceremonies to be cancelled which left many graduates with a diploma but no ceremony.

“I can’t believe I put my two years in already cause the class of 2020 from escc didn’t get a graduation so I’m very grateful we are this year,” 2021 graduate, Gracie Coppage said.

“Not having that was really a downfall but allowing us to come back made it a lot better,” Miller said.

Despite the challenging year, ESCC officials wanted to give students a once in a lifetime experience.

“Make it a challenge me and you, mother and daughter we gone do this and we did it,” 2021 graduate, Kristy Mayo said.

ESCC President Matt Rodgers told WDHN the ceremony was well deserved.

“We’re excited to host the students that didn’t get the opportunity to walk last year,” Rodgers said. “This is just the best day of the year in education.”

Parents told WDHN what it meant to see their child finally walk across the stage

“To actually see her graduate, it’s a blessing and I am so proud of my daughter,” parent Ronda Ward said.

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

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