GMC-Sandersville Celebrates Graduation

Staff Report From Augusta CEO

Friday, May 31st, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019 was no ordinary evening for the 19 graduates of Georgia Military College’s Sandersville Campus. Their Commencement Ceremony was held at 6:30 pm at the Washington County EMC. The venue, which seats approximately 200, was full, with only a small amount of standing room remaining. The support, love and admiration for these students filled the room from all directions; families, faculty, staff and administration.

A 2019 graduate, Bethany Knowles, sang a particularly mesmerizing and powerful rendition of the National Anthem. It was clear that she felt every word. Magic filled the air. Those in attendance knew they had just witnessed something special. The quality of our graduates and their many talents and gifts
were on full display.

Our Commencement Speaker, Dr. Jean Sumner, encouraged the students to “always make a great first
impression.” She shared practical wisdom; information clearly appreciated by the audience and students present, as all were attentively riveted on her every word. She shared that she wants them to go out into the world, but return to appreciate, give back and grow the “small town” of Sandersville as only they can!

We appreciated having wonderful support from our main campus in Milledgeville. A special thank you
to Dr. Mike Holmes who conferred the degrees, Dr. Jeannie Zipperer who awarded our Distinguished
Graduate student, SPC Angela Seals, and Mr. Craig Portwood, who proudly inducted our graduates into
the GMC Alumni Association. As stated, the evening of May the 23rd, was not ordinary, but extraordinary, as these 19 exceptional students took full advantage of GMC’s motto to:

Start Here…Go Anywhere!