Three commencement ceremonies are planned for May 16, 17, and 18.
Johnston Community College is preparing for three commencement ceremonies to recognize its 2016 graduates.
On Monday, May 16, the College will celebrate 135 health sciences graduates.
Malcolm Hinton, administrative director of imaging and cardiopulmonary services at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro is the commencement speaker. An employee with Wayne Memorial for 29 years, Hinton is a radiography graduate of Pitt Community College. He later received his bachelor's degree in business from Mount Olive College, now University of Mount Olive.
On Tuesday, May 17, the College will recognize its 294 college transfer associate degree graduates.
Hilda Pinnix-Ragland, a corporate officer and vice president of public affairs for Duke Energy, will deliver the commencement address. Pinnix-Ragland has over 30 years of energy management and leadership expertise. She served six consecutive terms as chair of the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges, which oversees the state's 58 community colleges. A native of North Carolina, she graduated magna cum laude from North Carolina A&T University with a bachelor of science in accounting. She earned an MBA from Duke University and completed Harvard University's Kennedy School of Public Policy Executive Leadership Program.
On Wednesday, May 18, the college will recognize 201 applied science diploma and associate degree graduates. Stephen Miller, manager of talent acquisition at Novo Nordisk, will deliver the commencement address. At Novo Nordisk, Miller's responsibilities include strategic planning, branding, social media, and recruiting. He holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification. He earned a master of arts in teaching at Troy University; a bachelor of professional aeronautics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; and two associate in applied sciences degrees (Instructional Technology & Air Traffic Control) from the Community College of the Air Force.
A total of 630 graduates will receive 984 degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Tickets are required to attend graduation. The ceremonies will be streamed live on the College's YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/JohnstonCC for those who cannot attend. The videos will also be available online following the events.
Cut line: From top: Malcolm Hinton, administrative director of imaging and cardiopulmonary
services at Wayne Memorial Hospital, will speak to JCC health sciences graduates.
Hilda Pinnix-Ragland, a corporate officer and vice president of public affairs for
Duke Energy, will speak to college transfer degree graduates. Stephen Miller, manager
of talent acquisition of Novo Nordisk, will deliver the commencement address to applied