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JALC Fifty-Fourth Annual Commencement Information

Published on May 9, 2023

John A. Logan College will hold the Fifty-Fourth Commencement on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at 5 PM and 7:30 PM in the Donald L. Brewer Gymnasium and Convocation Center on the John A. Logan College Campus. Due to limited seating, the College will hold two ceremonies. The Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Engineering Science, and Associate in Fine Arts degrees ceremony will be held at 5:00 PM. The Associate in Applied Science and certificate ceremony will be held at 7:30 PM. Seating is based on a first-come-first-serve basis. Additional seating with a live video stream will be available in the O’Neil Auditorium. Doors will open for the 5 PM ceremony at 4 PM. After the first ceremony, the Gymnasium will be cleared, and doors will reopen at 6:45 PM. Students graduating should report to the gymnasium no later than 4:15 PM for the 5 PM ceremony and 6:45 for the 7:30 PM ceremony. Nurse Pinning Ceremonies will be held on Friday, May 12. The LPN ceremony will be held at 2 PM, and the ADN ceremony at 6:30 PM.

Best Selling Author, public speaker, and marketing executive Tim Miles will be recognized as the distinguished alumnus and featured speaker at both ceremonies. Josh Starks will be the student speaker at the 5 PM ceremony, and Jeremiah Brown will be the student speaker at the 7:30 PM ceremony. Patrick Idzik has been selected as the Faculty of the Year, and Sarah Ritcheson as the Adjunct Faculty of the Year. Both will be recognized at the graduation ceremonies. All ceremonies will be live-streamed on the College’s official Facebook and YouTube pages. Links to all official social media accounts can be found at