Close to 600 students will
earn their degrees, diplomas or certificates from Southeast Community College during
fall commencement exercises at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at Pinnacle Bank Arena in
downtown Lincoln. Students from Beatrice, Lincoln and Milford campuses will be
behalf of everyone at Southeast Community College, we extend our
congratulations to all of our graduating students and their families,” said Nancy McConkey, administrative director of
Registration and Records. “Earning an educational credential is
an achievement, and we are honored to be part of their educational journey. We
look forward to celebrating with our graduates and their guests!”
Mike Baumgartner, executive director of Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission for
Postsecondary Education, will be the featured commencement speaker. Baumgartner
has been in this role since 2014. Prior to that he served as vice president for
finance and special projects at Complete College America. Dr. Baumgartner has three degrees in political
science: a B.A. from the University of Missouri, an M.A. from The Ohio State
University, and a Ph.D. from Indiana University.
“Southeast graduates have persevered through many tests;
diagnostic, educational and metaphorical, during the COVID-19 pandemic to
achieve their educational objectives,” said Baumgartner. “I look forward to
commending their flexibility, ingenuity, tenacity, and desire, traits that will
serve them well as they transition from students to lifelong learners.”
Only clear bags will be
allowed inside Pinnacle Bank Arena, as well as small clutch-sized purses.
Pictures will be allowed after the ceremony is complete.
The ceremony will be livestreamed at: https://www.southeast.edu/commencementlivestream/