WILKESBORO — Wilkes Community College students with top academic standing have been named marshals for Wilkes Community College’s 50th annual Commencement Ceremony which took place on May 13 in the John A. Walker Community Center on the Wilkes Campus. Two ceremonies were held.
The Health Sciences Division and Industrial and Workforce Development Division graduates will participate in the 4 p.m. ceremony. The Arts and Sciences Division and the Business and Public Service Technologies Division graduates will participate in the 7 p.m. ceremony. Tickets were required for admission. Graduates have received their allotments of admission tickets. Members of the public may view the graduation ceremonies through a live stream. Access the live stream from www.wilkescc.edu/Graduation.
The following students were selected for this honor.
Noah Brett Childress of Millers Creek is a student in the Computer Technology Integration-Networking Technology program. He is the son of Brian Childress of Purlear and Tonya Childress of Millers Creek.
Emily Elizabeth Farmer of Purlear is the daughter of Geoff and Paula Farmer of Purlear. Emily is pursuing an Associate in Science.
Dana Hartley Blankley of Hamptonville is the daughter of James and Glenda Blankley of Hamptonville. Dana is pursuing an Associate in Arts.
Tessica Grace Martin of Hamptonville is the daughter of Gerald “Bud” and Lori Martin of Hamptonville. She is pursuing an Associate in Science.
Matthew Scott Baucom of Charlotte is the son of Neil Baucom of Charlotte and Susan Baucom of Concord. He is in the Welding Technology program. Matthew is married to Kaysi Baucom and they have one child, Haylen.
Lisa South Staley is double majoring in Horticulture Technology and Applied Animal Science Technology. She is the daughter of the late Arvil Eugene South and Carol South Church of Purlear. Lisa and her husband, Robert, live in Millers Creek with their children, Archie Lee and Rachel Laiken.
Laura Virginia Phillips of Traphill is a Career & College Promise student taking the College Transfer Pathway. She is the daughter of Albert Christopher and Amy Osborne Phillips of Traphill.
Victoria Foster of Wilkesboro is the daughter of Jeffrey Foster of Wilkesboro and Pamela Presnell of Crumpler. She is pursuing an Associate in Arts degree for college transfer.
Wilkes Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College System, is a public, two-year, open-door institution serving the people of Wilkes, Ashe and Alleghany counties and beyond. Established in 1965, WCC continues to build on a strong history of meeting the educational needs and cultural interests of our students, community and workforce. WCC prepares learners for success in a dynamic world.