More than 400 Southeast
Community College students will participate in fall commencement exercises at
6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln.
Summer 2021 graduates also
were invited to participate in the Dec. 16 ceremony, bringing the total of
summer and fall graduating students to 750 representing the Beatrice, Lincoln
and Milford campuses.
“Southeast Community College is excited to
hold a December commencement ceremony this year as the pandemic prevented us
from doing so in December 2020,” said Nancy McConkey, administrative director
of Registration and Records. “We are pleased to be able to provide a safe
environment this December in compliance with the local Directed Health Measures
so we are able to celebrate with our graduates.”
Patrick Bourne, a 1984 SCC
alumnus, is the featured speaker. Bourne graduated with an Auto Body degree and
worked for six years in the auto business before he went back to college and
then law school. He also served as a state senator for two terms, representing
the Eighth District in Omaha. He now works in the insurance industry. He is an
example of the many paths one can follow after graduating from SCC.
“I never considered going
anywhere else,” he said about his time at SCC. “It was just a great
Everyone over the age of two
will be required to wear a mask during the ceremony. Directed Health Measures
will also be followed. Only clear bags will be allowed at Pinnacle Bank Arena,
as well as small clutch-sized purses. Pictures will be allowed after the
ceremony is complete.