Alexandria, La., June 30, 2020 — Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC) will hold a virtual graduation ceremony broadcast via social media platforms at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 30.
School officials had hoped to be able to hold a traditional graduation ceremony; yet with Phase Two measures continuing due to COVID-19, the decision was made to have a virtual ceremony. “The large venues that we were looking at were not able to host it due to COVID-19 precautions, and we don’t want to delay it any longer,” explained William Tulak, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.
Tulak said the college will still include all of the traditional elements of the school’s graduation ceremony, including featuring a keynote address. Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser is scheduled to deliver the commencement address.
“We will still have the traditional commencement remarks, and we will recognize the graduates individually announcing each graduate’s name,” Tulak said. “The only difference is we will be doing it virtually.”
As the graduates won’t be there to receive their diplomas, Tulak said they will be able to come by the campus office the following week to receive their diploma.