Baton Rouge Community College conferred degrees for more than 700 students who completed their studies during the Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremony held Thursday, May 20 at 9 a.m. in the Bonne Sante Wellness Center on the Mid City Campus. The graduates represented students who had completed their degrees in spring 2021, fall 2020, and summer 2020.
“Today was a wonderful celebration of our remarkable students and the tremendous strength and dedication they have shown in completing their studies this past year, and earning their degrees,” said BRCC Chancellor Dr. Willie E. Smith. “The entire BRCC community is extremely proud of them, and we wish them the best as they enter this next phase in their journeys.”
East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome delivered the commencement address at BRCC’s 25th commencement ceremony. Mayor Broome applauded the graduates for persevering through challenges and adversity, to reach significant triumph. She encouraged the graduates to continue pushing themselves beyond the bounds of their dreams to achieve new heights.
“You are all connected through one common thread, your accomplishments here at BRCC,” Broome said to the graduates. “You have all put forth the time and effort, and you have shown the dedication and the perseverance needed to reach this milestone. You have crossed the finish line today.”
The Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremony was the first in-person ceremony that BRCC has held since December 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic. In May 2020, the college held a virtual commencement ceremony to recognize and celebrate graduates, along with a drive-thru diploma distribution. The College has also held several drive-thru pinning ceremonies during the past year o recognize graduates from the Nursing and Allied Health Division.
The ceremony was live-streamed and is available on the BRCC’s Facebook page: Facebook.com/mybrcc.