More than 500 students set to graduate

More than 500 students will receive degrees, diplomas and certificates Friday during Southeast Community College Spring Quarter graduation ceremonies.

More than 120 students will receive awards during the Milford Campus ceremony, which begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Welsh Center, 600 State St.

Nearly 150 students, including 40 who graduated following the 2015 Winter Quarter, are scheduled to graduate during the Beatrice Campus ceremony, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Truman Center, 4771 W. Scott Road.

And more than 300 students will receive awards during the Lincoln Campus ceremony, which begins at 7 p.m. and will, for the first time, be held in Pinnacle Bank Arena, 400 Pinnacle Arena Drive, in Lincoln. The change of venue was prompted by an overflow crowd at the Lincoln Campus Gymnasium in March.

In Milford, Michael W. Beltz, director of IT operations for National Research Corporation in Lincoln, will receive the Outstanding Alumnus Award. He also will deliver the commencement address.

Daryl L. Bohac, adjutant general of the Nebraska National Guard, will deliver the commencement address in Beatrice. The 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to Dr. Delmer "Del" Hiesterman, a 1965 graduate of Fairbury Junior College who went on to become a successful dentist in Montana.

And in Lincoln, Greg Adams, president and executive director of Accelerate Nebraska and a member of the SCC Educational Foundation, will deliver the commencement address.

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For more information contact:
Stu Osterthun
Administrative Director of Public Information and Marketing
402-323-3401
sosterthun@southeast.edu