HANCEVILLE, Ala.—Wallace State Community College in Hanceville and President Vicki Hawsey conferred degrees upon approximately 1,000 graduates during Wallace State’s 47th commencement ceremony at Tom Drake Coliseum Friday. More than 500 participated in the ceremony.
“Graduates, as you conclude this phase of your life’s journey and embark upon the next, we congratulate you and honor each of you tonight for all that you have achieved,” Dr. Hawsey told the Class of 2013.
Hawsey encouraged the group to claim “a life of significance” as defined by John Maxwell. “Success is when we add value to ourselves – through education, achievements, a great job, possessions we acquire, a nice bank account. Significance, on the other hand, is when we add value to others,” she said. “I challenge you to channel your calling toward adding value to others through your unique ability to serve.”