|Russell Smith, chairman of the Beaufort County Community College Board of Trustees|
welcomes graduates and their families to BCCC's 46th Commencement Exercises
at Washington High School on Thursday, May 16.
|Dean of Business and Industry Ben Morris, left, receives help from Bebe Major|
preparing for the ceremony.
Faculty Senate President Jay Anders, right, waits his turn.
|Charlie Moore, who earned an associate's degree in welding technology on Thursday,|
shares a light moment with BCCC's Registrar Camille Richardson, and Joy Landeck.
"I didn't think I could make it, but I did," Moore said.
|Rudy Vasquez of Washington and Kasey Tooley of Pinetown,|
both of whom earned Associate in Arts degrees,
wait for graduation exercises to begin.
|Friends Lindsay Lewis and Brittany Chrismon of Washington|
share a light moment before graduation.
Both earned associate's degrees in business administration.
|Stephen Hahn of Chocowinity, Doneshia Spencer of Washington, Nancy Hill of Washington|
and Kristina Moree of Bath celebrate together before graduation.
|Business and Industry Division graduates sign in with Dean Ben Morris|
|Graduates enter the Washington High School auditorium.|
|Dr. Scott Ralls, president of the N.C. Community College System, delivers the graduation address|
to about 1,200 graduates, their families and BCCC faculty, staff and administration.
|Associate Degree Nursing graduate Rachael Miller, center, facing camera,|
enters the Washington High School auditorium
|Leah Nicole Yates of Roper, the final graduate to walk across the stage on Thursday|
sports a decorated cap denoting her degree.
Yates was one of 41 BCCC graduates who earned an Associate Degree Nursing in 2013.