Commencement set for May 12

Pictured are (left to right) Scotty J. Jobe, Jr., of Farmhaven, who will serve as speaker for the AAS/Certificate Ceremony and Taylor Vance of Grenada, who will serve as speaker for the AA Ceremony on May 12.

The 89th commencement exercises are set for Friday, May 12 in Frank Branch Coliseum on the Goodman Campus. The AAS/Certificate Ceremony is set for 10 a.m. with the AA Ceremony being set for 2 p.m. This year, students will serve as keynote speakers for both ceremonies. Scotty J. Jobe, Jr. of Farmhaven will serve as speaker for the AAS/Certificate Ceremony and Taylor Vance of Grenada for the AA Ceremony.

Jobe, son of Scotty and Glenda Jobe, is a Construction Technology major on the Ridgeland Campus. He is a President's List scholar, a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and has already earned the Construction Technology Technical Certificate at Holmes. In addition to excelling academically, Jobe also proudly serves his country as a member of the Mississippi Air National Guard at Allen C. Thompson Field ANGB, where he has worked as an Electrical and Environmental Journeyman. His military certifications include the Electrical and Environmental Apprentice Certification and an Aviation Maintenance Technology Certification. Upon graduation, he will transition to the Active Duty Air Force where he will serve as a U.S. Airmen while he continues his college education. Jobe aspires to eventually become an Officer in the U.S. Air Force.

Vance, son of Jeff and Leigh Vance, is an English major on the Grenada Campus, where he serves as president of the Student Government Association, president of the Alpha Mu Beta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, editor of the Growl student newspaper, a Writing Center tutor, a Holmes Ambassador, and a member on the Baptist Student Union Leadership Team. He was named the William Winter Student Scholar his freshman year and received the Honors Award on behalf of the English Department both his freshman and sophomore years. Vance was voted Mr. Holmes Community College by his peers and inducted into the Hall of Fame by Holmes faculty and staff. In addition to his extracurricular involvement, he is also active in the community as a member of the Board of Directors and emcee for the Grenada Afterglow Film Festival. Vance will attend the University of Mississippi, where he will major in journalism.

Only those with graduation tickets will be permitted inside the coliseum for the ceremony. Persons wanting to attend but have no ticket will be directed to an overflow room located in the Band Hall where the ceremony will be live streamed at holmesccmedia.com.

Marching graduates and/or family members will have the opportunity to purchase photos of the event. An email will be sent to each marching graduate informing them how to purchase the photos. Video DVDs of the event will also be on sale for $10 each and can be purchased at the concession stand inside Frank Branch Coliseum either before or after each ceremony.

For further inquiries about Holmes 2017 commencement ceremonies, contact Brenda Melton at bmelton@holmescc.edu and (662) 472-9020.

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IN THIS PHOTO: Pictured are (left to right) Scotty J. Jobe, Jr., of Farmhaven, who will serve as speaker for the AAS/Certificate Ceremony and Taylor Vance of Grenada, who will serve as speaker for the AA Ceremony on May 12.

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