Lanier Tech holds record-breaking commencement

Lanier Technical College held its 58th Annual Commencement Ceremony Friday.

Following another record-breaking academic year of enrollment, 384 graduates walked through the College’s Hall Campus Quad to receive their certificate, diploma, or degree from President Tim McDonald.

In his address, McDonald encapsulated the essence of this commencement exercise,

“Today’s commencement ceremony is not just a celebration of your academic achievement, but
a testament to your unique journey and story. Your stories are about personal triumph,
spiritual growth, and professional development. I urge you to share your experiences, as they
can inspire others to discover their purpose and pursue their career aspirations. Regardless of
the challenges on your path to commencement, we celebrate your achievements today and
welcome you to the Lanier Technical College alumni family.”

By the numbers:

Graduates: 1,494

Average program GPA: 3.45

Class age range: 15-73

Class was part of an all-time enrollment record of 6,144 students set during the fall of 2023,
which became the largest annual enrollment record of over 8,400 students.

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