SWTJC Prepares to Celebrate 77th Annual Commencement Ceremonies

SWTJC Prepares to Celebrate 77th Annual Commencement Ceremonies

Uvalde, TX, May 10, 2024 - As the academic year draws to a close, Southwest Texas Junior College (SWTJC) gears up to celebrate a significant milestone: its 77th Annual Commencement Ceremonies. Scheduled to take place Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18, these ceremonies mark the culmination of hard work, dedication and achievement for graduating students.

Set against the backdrop of the Uvalde County Fairplex Arena, these ceremonies promise to be memorable occasions for both graduates and their families. With three ceremonies planned over the two-day period, SWTJC aims to provide an inclusive and personalized experience for all participants.

According to Steve Martinez, the college registrar, the schedule for the commencement ceremonies is as follows:

Friday, May 17 - 7 p.m.
Focus: Liberal Arts & Applied Sciences
Participants: Dual Credit/Early College High School Students

Saturday, May 18 - 10 a.m.
Focus: Liberal Arts
Participants: Non-High School Students (including all Uvalde, Knippa and Sabinal High School students) 

Saturday, May 18 - 1 p.m.
Focus: Applied Sciences
Participants: Non-High School Students

Each ceremony is designed to honor the unique achievements of the graduating class within their respective fields of study. From the academic rigor of Liberal Arts to the hands-on practicality of Applied Sciences, SWTJC celebrates the diverse talents and pursuits of its graduates.

Leading the ceremonies will be Derek Sandoval, vice president of administrative services, who will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.

A highlight of the ceremonies will undoubtedly be the welcome address delivered by Dr. Hector Gonzales, President of SWTJC.

As the SWTJC community comes together to celebrate the achievements of its graduating class, these commencement ceremonies serve as a testament to the college's commitment to academic excellence, personal growth and community engagement. They represent not only an end but also a new beginning—a commencement of endless possibilities and opportunities for the bright futures that lie ahead.

For more information about SWTJC's 77th Annual Commencement Ceremonies, including details on guest speakers and special recognitions, please visit the college's official website.