2015 Commencement Ceremonies - Questions & Answers

When and where is the ceremony?
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Ceremonies will be held at noon, 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Stanly County Agri-Civic Center
26032 Newt Road, Albemarle, NC 28001
Office: (704) 986-3666 / Fax: (704) 986-3817

What time is my ceremony?
Ceremonies will be held at noon, 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

At noon, at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, the following programs will graduate:

  • Accounting
  • Advertising and Graphics Design
  • Biomedical Equipment Technology
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Cosmetology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Industrial Systems Technology - Machining, Welding
  • Information Systems - Security
  • Networking Technology
  • Simulation and Game Development
  • Telecommunications and Network Engineering Technology

At 3 p.m., at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, the following programs will graduate:

  • Associate Degree Nursing
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Pharmacy Technology
  • Radiography
  • Respiratory
  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in Science
  • Human Services Technology

At 6 p.m., at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, the following programs will graduate:

  • Adult High School/High School Equivalency
  • Stanly Early College
  • Early Childhood Associate
  • School Age Education
  • Criminal Justice Technology
  • Cyber Crime Technology

How do I get there?
Click here for directions

What time do graduates need to arrive?
Graduates need to arrive 45 minutes before their designated ceremony.

Where do graduates need to gather?
Graduates should report to the main lobby at the Agri-Civic Center for further instructions.

What should graduates wear under their robes?
We suggest you wear your Sunday best (no flip-flops, jeans, shorts, tank-tops, etc.).

Do guests need tickets?
No, tickets are not required for your guests to attend the ceremony. However, due to limited seating, we ask that you limit the number of guests invited to five (5) per graduate.

How long does the ceremony typically last?
Each ceremony lasts approximately an hour.

Where do I get my certificate, diploma, or degree? 
Graduates will receive their official certificate, diploma, or degree via the USPS mail at the address recorded on your WebAdvisor profile. Please check your profile to ensure your address is current.

Advanced Complimentary Photographs for Graduates:
Complimentary photographs will be taken of the graduates with the President of the College on May 18 and 19 from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Photographs will be taken on the Albemarle Campus at the bridge (between the Kelley building and the Whitley building). Graduates, please be sure to wear your cap and gown. Photographs will be available to download from www.stanly.edu after May 27.

If your question has not been answered, please call us:

Name Number Location Title

Cindi Poole (704) 991-0331 Patterson Building; Room 106-G Coordinator of Curriculum Student Records
Michelle Poplin (704) 991-0208 Patterson Building, Room 106-C Director of Registration & Student Information
Bonnie Burris (704) 991-0127 Patterson Building; Room 106-A Coordinator of Student Information
Patrick Holyfield (704) 991-0235 Patterson Building; Room 106-H Dean of Enrollment Management and Academic Support Services
Suzanne Shields (704) 991-0297 West Main, office 111D Transitions Coordinator
Eagle’s 1-Stop Center (704) 991-0123
Albemarle Campus (704) 982-0121
Crutchfield Campus (704) 991-0364