Southern Arkansas University Tech in Camden has announced graduation plans for its 2020 class.
Starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 9, SAU Tech graduates will begin entering the campus to line-up for a drive-through graduation ceremony to start at 10:30 a.m.
SAU Tech staff and faculty will follow COVID-19 guidelines as they line up along the roadside to cheer on the 2020 graduating class.
“This event is important to our students, so I was open to whatever alternative method that worked for our graduates and us,” said SAU Tech Chancellor Dr. Jason Morrison.
“We want our graduates to know that despite all the changes that have taken place this spring, we are so very proud of their hard work and accomplishments.”
Wayne Banks, SAU Tech’s registrar, will give students their cap and gown, and then students will proceed in their cars to Dr. Morrison, who, with Dr. Valerie Wilson, vice chancellor for Academics, will award the student their degrees. Students will receive their diploma cover. They will receive their actual diploma in the mail. Students who do not attend the ceremony will be mailed their cap, gown, diploma, and diploma cover after graduation.
The college’s office of communications and development has created a webpage for students to submit their stories to be featured on the page as another way the college is celebrating this year’s graduates.
The graduation ceremony will be on Facebook Live on the college’s Facebook page and filmed for later viewing on YouTube.
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