The fifth annual December commencement and awarding of degrees at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will be Friday, Dec. 9, at 5 p.m. in the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center located on the Cumberland campus. The event will feature a keynote address by SKCTC Professor Astor L. Simpson, who will be the first member of the college’s faculty to deliver the primary address to graduates.
Those participating in the ceremony have earned degrees and diplomas during the 2011 summer and fall semesters. Graduates will represent SKCTC campuses located at Cumberland, Middlesboro, Harlan, Whitesburg and Pineville.
Professor Simpson, who teaches sociology and psychology courses, has been on the faculty at Southeast since 1991, and prior to that time he worked in an adjunct capacity.