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Graduates, Families Celebrate 2012 Fall Commencement


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December 20, 2012 - The King Center for the Performing Arts was the site of celebration Dec. 20 as Brevard Community College marked its 2012 Fall Commencement.

More than 2,100 graduates were eligible to walk across the stage before proud family and friends, with about 1,300 of those earning degrees or certificates for the fall 2012 term. Another 800 graduates from the last summer term also were eligible to take part in the ceremony.

BCC President, Dr. Jim Richey, told graduates their future success will be determined by a number of factors, including how well they respond to adversity, and said they should never lose faith in themselves.

“Use your education to search for what you truly want to do, and then, and only then, will you find out who you truly are,” he said. “It is a journey of great adventure and immense reward. Never settle for anything less.”


Graduates also heard from State Sen. Thad Altman, a BCC alumnus. Altman is a former Brevard County Commissioner, a former member of the Florida House of Representatives and a current leader in the Florida Legislature.

“I have nearly two decades of public service as an elected official in Florida. Had it not been for my experiences here at BCC, I would not be where I am today,” said Altman, who also encouraged graduates to continue supporting the College and its mission.

Commencement featured two ceremonies — one for students from the Titusville and Cocoa campuses, and another for students who attend classes in Melbourne and Palm Bay.

Both ceremonies were webcast live on the College’s website — and replays can be watched online by clicking here — and commencement will be re-broadcast on WBCC-TV (Bright House Cable Channels 9, 455 or 1068 & Channel 68.1 over the air) on the following dates:

  • Monday, January 21, 2013, 7 PM
  • Saturday, January 26, 2013, 1 PM

During its 52 years of service to Florida’s Space Coast, BCC has conferred more than 90,000 degrees and certificates as the community’s leading institution of higher education.