College Graduations Held Across Middle Tennessee

Posted at 6:13 PM, Dec 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-16 19:28:48-05

Two local graduations were celebrated in Murfreesboro and Gallatin.

It was all about pomp and circumstance in Murfreesboro on Saturday where more than 1,700 students claimed their diplomas at Middle Tennessee State University’s fall commencement ceremony.

Two separate ceremonies took place in Hale Arena inside the Murphy Center.

Chef Maneet Chauhan from the Food Network show "Chopped" spoke at both ceremonies.

University President Sidney McPhee also addressed graduates.

At Volunteer State Community College, a fall commencement ceremony was also held on Saturday.

It brought hundreds of students, family, and well-wishers to the Pickel Field House on the campus in Gallatin. 

There were 729 students eligible to graduate this year. They represented 17 different countries, and 22 of the graduates were also military veterans.

These were two of several schools in Middle Tennessee to hold graduation ceremonies Saturday. Congratulations to all the graduates!