Madisonville Community College (MCC) is pleased to announce the 2015 graduation ceremony scheduled for Friday, May 8th, at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts. The first ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. and will honor Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Nursing program graduates. The second ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m. and will honor Associate in Applied Science and diploma graduates.

The commencement speaker for both ceremonies will be General Richard L. Frymire, Jr. of Madisonville. He is senior partner with the law firm of Frymire, Evans, Peyton, Teague and Cartwright in Madisonville and has been active in many capacities in his community. He is a graduate of Centre College and the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frymire s civic service includes Kentucky State Representative (1962-65), Kentucky State Senator (1966-69; majority leader 1968-69), and Hopkins County Judge Executive (1999-2002). His military service includes active duty stints with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines, and U.S. Air Force. He retired as Major General, USAF (1983). Frymire also served on the Murray State University Board of Regents from August 1982 - March 1986 and as chair from 1982-1985.

Graduation is always an exciting time for students and the college. We have another outstanding graduating class. Many of our graduates have secured high wage jobs already or have made plans to transfer to a four-year college or university, shared Dr. Jay Parrent, Chief Student Affairs Officer. It is anticipated that 170 graduates will participate in the May 8th ceremonies.

The community is invited to attend the graduation ceremonies and celebrate the accomplishments of our students.