BRCC to hold Spring 2020 Virtual Commencement on Friday, May 29


Baton Rouge Community College will host a virtual commencement ceremony honoring Spring 2020 graduates on Friday, May 29, beginning at 10 a.m.  The institution will host the ceremony on the college’s Facebook page ( for graduates and their loved ones. The virtual ceremony will include many components of BRCC’s traditional graduation ceremony with messages from BRCC Chancellor Dr. Willie Smith, the academic deans and college officials. The name of each graduate will be read aloud and pictures of the graduates will be displayed.

“These amazing graduates are more than worthy of praise and recognition. They have not only proven their commitment to their studies, but they have also shown extreme resiliency and determination to push forward in the midst of such an uncertain time for the entire world,” said BRCC Chancellor Dr. Willie E. Smith. “We are so proud of each one of our graduates. Completing college is a major milestone and there’s no way we could not celebrate the achievements of our students.”

Baton Rouge business leader, and former Associated Grocers President and CEO J. H. “Jay” Campbell, Jr. will be the commencement speaker and will deliver encouraging words to the graduates.

The virtual commencement will include remarks from college officials, photos submitted by graduates, along with a video highlighting the past academic year.