The ceremony recognized nearly 900 candidates expected to receive their associate degree from the state’s largest two-year college. This was the first in-person commencement for some of those who graduated from high school in 2020 and 2021, when ceremonies were either cancelled or held virtually due to the pandemic.
“Graduation marks an important milestone, and we’re incredibly happy for our students and their families,” says Dr. Cynthia Lester, Perimeter College interim dean.
“These last few years have challenged us all in unprecedented ways, making our celebration of the Class of 2022 even more significant.
“The fact that they didn’t give up is highly commendable.”
The academic pathways for Perimeter College’s 896 associate degree candidates range from health science professions, computer science and business administration to engineering, nursing and criminal justice. Perimeter College offers more than 30 academic pathways leading to an associate of arts or associate of science degree.
Georgia State President M. Brian Blake, Dr. Nicolle Parsons-Pollard, interim Provost and Associate Professor of English, Eric Kendrick participated in the commencement ceremonies and shared remarks along with Dr. Lester. Kendrick is Perimeter’s 2022 Cole Fellow, the college’s highest award given to a faculty member who demonstrates extraordinary dedication to teaching through service to students, the institution, the community and the profession.