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Commencement 2022

May 25, 2022, McDaniel College, Gill Center.

We start promptly at 3 p.m. Please ask your guests to arrive by 2:45.

Doors open to guests at 2:15 p.m. We encourage all students to stay at the Gill Center between the rehearsal and the ceremony.

2022 Commencement Program (PDF)

Dr. James D. Ball, President

Dr. Ball

Welcome to the 29th Commencement Ceremony of Carroll Community College. I couldn’t be more proud of our Carroll graduates who worked with steadfast determination to achieve degrees and certificates during the 2021-2022 academic year….

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Kelly M. Frager, Board of Trustees Chairperson

Kelly Frager BOT Chairperson

Hello 2022 graduates! I am so pleased to be speaking to you in my role as Chairperson of the Board of Trustees at Carroll Community College….

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Dr. Rosalie V. Mince, Provost

Dear Graduating Class of 2022,

It is my privilege and honor to write this letter to you on behalf of the faculty and staff of Carroll Community College. Thank you for allowing us to celebrate your achievements along with you….

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The Honorable Susan W. Krebs, The Maryland House of Delegates, Legislative District 5, Carroll County – Commencement Address

The Honorable Susan W. Krebs, The Maryland House of Delegates, Legislative District 5, Carroll County – Commencement Address

It is an honor to be here today, in person, to celebrate the accomplishments of the Carroll Community College graduating Class of 2022. Welcome to all of the graduates, along with all of the proud family and friends here today to support you.

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James T. DeWees, Sheriff, Carroll County, Maryland

James T. DeWees, Sheriff, Carroll County, Maryland

In our rapidly changing world, law enforcement must continue to embrace and adjust to the unparalleled challenges that face our profession and the citizens we swore to protect….

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Morgan Victoria Barton, Student Response

Hello Class of 2022. It’s so nice to finally meet you all in person. Oscar Wilde once said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” And since we are newly acquainted, I’d like to tell you a little bit about myself and my journey at Carroll Community….

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Fenna Maysun Hott, 2022 President’s Academic Excellence Award Recipient

The President’s Academic Excellence Award recognizes significant academic achievement, as well as dedication to service/co-curricular activities inside and/or outside of the College….

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Sarah Lyn Dubsky, 2022 President’s Outstanding Scholar-Athlete Award Recipient

The President’s Outstanding Scholar-Athlete Award is an award that recognizes a student athlete who has demonstrated academic excellence as well as exceptional performance and team commitment in the College’s Athletics program….

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Commencement Ceremony Information  

Commencement Rehearsal

At rehearsal, we will line up and practice. You will have an opportunity to pronounce your name for the Provost, have professional photos (single or group) taken by the photographer, enjoy a snack, and mingle with graduates and faculty.

Report to graduation by 12:45 pm for rehearsal.  Please bring your commencement garb with you and be on time. Pickup your name card. Line up in alphabetical order and wait for instructions from a Marshall. Pay attention if your card is marked with the wording “start new row.” After processing into the gym and taking your seat, you are to come to the platform on instruction from a Marshall. Please go to top of step and hand your name card to the Provost. Walk to the center of the platform to receive your diploma. Take the diploma in your left hard so you can shake hands with the President with your right hand (pause for a photo). Shake hands with the Chair of the Board of Trustees and continue off the platform. The photographer will take your picture and a Marshall will direct you back to your seat.

Below is a diagram for your walking from your seat to the stage and back to your seat after receiving your diploma.

Recessional is in the reverse order as the processional, following the instruction of the Marshalls.

Commencement Regalia and Garb 

Commencement Garb ordering and pickup is handled by the Records Office.  You will indicate height and weight as you apply to graduate. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday. If you would like someone else to pick up your garb, you will need to provide written permission (including your signature) for him/her or reply to email announcement with information about your designee. You or your designee must bring a photo id.     

These are the prices for available items:

Item Price
Regalia (cap/tassel, gown, stole, and 10 graduation announcements) $45
Honor Cord $10
Additional Announcements (10/pkg) $5.00
Extra Tassel $4.00

Special Regalia:

  • Honor Cord: If you are not sure whether you may wear an honor cord, please check your GPA using Lynx Student Portal. Students with a 3.500 cumulative G.P.A. or higher as of May 1st may wear a gold cord during the ceremony. 
  • If you belong to ABG, ADN, PTK or DAP, you must see your honor society advisor to discuss that garb.
  • If you are a veteran, please let us know when you pick up your garb. We would like to recognize you during the ceremony.


No tickets are needed for commencement.


Directions – From Route 31 East, turn left on Route 32/West Main Street. Cars will enter the Main Street Entrance near the stadium; all other entrances will be barricaded. All vehicles will follow a one-way traffic pattern. Graduating students are to park in General Parking. Please carpool if possible. 
Handicap parking will be located in the rear of the Gill Gymnasium and limited to vehicles with state-issued handicap tags.

There is a designated drop-off area for the handicapped as well as the general public on the backside of the gym. This is the closest and easiest entrance into the gym. Watch for signs.


Worn on right side of the cap prior to the ceremony.

Cap Decoration

We encourage students to decorate their caps for the ceremony.  


Graduates will be sent photo proofs by Grad Images. Information at or email


The commencement ceremony will be live streamed for family/friends that are unable to attend the event:

Special Accommodations

Graduates needing assistance prior to or during the ceremony may discuss their needs with the Records Office. For ceremony guests utilizing wheelchairs will be accommodated at the front of the auditorium. Please ask the ushers for direction—there is limited family seating in this area. The majority of guests should plan to sit in regular seating. Interpreters will sign during the ceremony. Interpreters will be located to the right of the stage.

Merit Scholarships 

If you have been awarded a merit scholarship from a 4-year institution and would like to be recognized at commencement, please submit a copy of your award letter to the Records Office at

Graduations versus Commencement

Carroll Community College has three graduations, August, December and May, with all graduates invited to participate in the commencement ceremony in May. August and December graduates participate in the following May commencement ceremony. 

What Appears on My Diploma? 

Name, degree and Latin honors (if applicable) appear on your diploma. Degree, major, concentration (if applicable) and Latin honors (if applicable) appear on your transcript.

Will I Receive My Diploma on Commencement Day?   

You will receive a commemorative picture and congratulations letter from the President in a Carroll Community College diploma cover. You do not receive your actual diploma on commencement day. 

Diploma Pickup

You will be emailed when your diploma is ready for pickup. August diplomas will be available in late August.  December diplomas will be available in mid-January. May diplomas will be available in early June.

Diploma Reprints  

Contact for information on obtaining a diploma reprint.

Video Release and Authorization 

I hereby consent for the Board of Trustees of Carroll Community College and its employees, volunteers, successors, and assigns (hereinafter referred to as “the Board”) to record my picture and voice on photographs, films and audio and videotapes, to edit these recordings at the discretion of the Board, and to incorporate these recordings into movie and sound films or audio and videotapes, webcast, streaming, broadcasts (radio and television, including cable and satellite transmissions), programs, or otherwise, to use in any manner of media whatsoever, including unrestricted use for purposes of publicity, advertising, and to use my name, likeness, or voice in connection therewith. I hereby release the Board from any and all claims for damages for libel, slander, invasion of privacy or any other claim based on the use of the above-described materials. I further waive any rights conferred under federal copyright laws or any other rights I might otherwise have in the materials and the subsequent broadcast or commercial, educational, or other use by the Board. I understand that the recordings are the exclusive property of the Board and the Board owns all rights to these recordings regardless of the form in which they are produced or used. Further, I agree that I am not entitled to nor was I promised any compensation for the making of such recordings or their use. I have read and understood the contents of this Release, wherefore, I have applied for graduation.

Further Graduation/Commencement Questions – contact the Records Office at

Financial Balance Questions – contact Cashier’s Office at