people gathered at the Albany Civic Center Saturday for Albany State
University's fall commencement ceremony.
The hard work of more than 300 Albany State University students
has paid off.
"Today I'll be getting my bachelor's of science in Middle
Grade Education. So I spent 4 years at Albany State University, and been an
involved student. And it's definitely prepared me for the work world,"
said Clarence Washington.
Clarence Washington was the first name called for undergraduate
"The journey was definitely filled with a lot of late night
papers, but there was a lot of assistance there from supportive faculty and
staff. So the journey was excellent," said Washington.
Regent Larry Ellis of the University System of Georgia was today's
commencement speaker. He encouraged students to give back to the community as
they begin their new journey.
For Clarence Washington, his journey includes starting graduate
"Well I'm actually starting graduate school in January to
start my masters in school counseling so I'm excited for that and I'm thankful
for the foundation I received here to be able to do that," said Washington.
Students obtained degrees in Criminal Justice, Early Childhood
development and Computer Science.
students graduated with Bachelors and Masters degrees.