Drive-In Ceremonies Mark MCCC 54th Commencement
CELEBRATING WITH SOME NOISE! – With horns honking and families cheering, Montgomery County Community College and its Class of 2021 celebrated its 54th Commencement during three drive-in ceremonies Thursday (May 20, 2021) held at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Graduates from the Pottstown, Blue Bell and Lansdale campuses filled a college parking lot in Blue Bell with decorated cars for each ceremony. The graduating class (at top) has 1,146 graduates, who earned 1,168 degrees and certificates. Thirty-one students graduated with a perfect 4.0, and 388 students are first-generation college graduates. Class members range in age from 15 to 66, with Abigail Brand of Gilbertsville as the youngest graduate and student commencement speaker (above), and Carmen Long of Roslyn, as the oldest. Brand earned her associate’s degree in liberal studies and a specialty certificate in public relations. She plans to pursue her bachelor’s degree in strategic communications. Also Thursday, the college presented the 2021 Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence to Dr. Steven Baron, Associate Professor of Psychology, for his exceptional service; and the Part-Time Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards sponsored by eCampus Bookstore to Valerie Baker, psychology senior lecturer, and Amy Vallette, biology senior lecturer, in recognition of their work and dedication.
Photos by David DeBalko supplied by Montgomery County Community College