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Commencement ceremony canceled at Patrick Henry Community College

MARTINSVILLE, VA – As mandated Tuesday by the Virginia Community College System, no community college in the state will be holding a typical large-group commencement ceremony in May.

Patrick Henry Community College says they want to reassure students that they will do everything in their power to both honor and celebrate students’ accomplishments this year.

Students who successfully complete their program of study this semester will be able to graduate.

PHCC plans to continue instruction and to provide students with every resource they can to ensure their continued success.

The college anticipates many students will be completing their course of study this semester.

PHCC says the COVID-19 situation and the measures they have taken regarding containment have no impact on students’ ability to graduate.

At the end of the semester, all students will receive the credential they have earned – whether that is a degree, certificate, or certification.

The community college says they are considering alternatives to holding the ceremony in May, and hope to announce plans soon.

As such PHCC is remaining open and not canceling classes.

For continued updates, visit the college’s COVID-19 webpage.

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