The 47th Annual Commencement Exercise of Hillsborough Community College (HCC) will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016, in the Expo Hall of the Florida State Fairgrounds. This year’s commencement speaker will be President and Owner of Automotive Investments, Frank Morsani. The student speaker will be Phi Theta Kappa member, National Society of Collegiate Scholar, and American Medical Student Association member, Shahrzad Zamani. The graduation processional will begin at 9:30 a.m.
Over 3,700 students are eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony which includes those who have completed coursework over the 2015-16 academic year. Graduates include those receiving the associate in arts, associate in science, and college credit certificates. The youngest graduate is 16-year-old Song Hee Kang who has earned an Associates in Science degree and four College Credit Certificates. The oldest graduate is 64-year-old Nan Tolbert who has earned a degree in Medical Office Administration.
It is anticipated that over 900 students will participate in this year’s ceremony.
Hillsborough Community College serves more than 45,000 students annually on campuses on Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa and in Brandon, Plant City, Ruskin, and Ybor City. HCC is accredited to offer associate degrees and certificates by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.