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Calhoun Announces 2013 Graduation Program; Rep. Mac McCutcheon to Deliver Address

5/7/2013

Calhoun Community College will conduct its 2013 graduation ceremonies on Friday, May 10, 2013, beginning at 6:00 p.m.  The event will take place on the lawn in front of the Math/Science/Administration (MSA) building on the Decatur campus.  In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will move to the Kelley Gymnasium, with televised overflow inside the MSA building.

According to the Calhoun Admissions Office, close to 1,800 students have qualified for graduation.  Of that number, over 460 students plan to participate in this year’s ceremony.  A unique feature added to the ceremony several years ago will continue this year – the graduation procession will be led by bagpiper Ryan Morrison.

Speaker for this year's graduation service is Representative Mac McCutcheon.   Rep. McCutcheon was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in 2006 and was unopposed in 2010. A native of Madison County currently residing in Monrovia, he serves the communities of Madison City, Capshaw, Monrovia, Huntsville City, and East Limestone.   

In the Alabama Legislature, Representative McCutcheon has held seats on the Ways and Means General Fund Committee; the House Transportation, Utilities, and Infrastructure Committee (chairman); and the Madison County Legislation Committee (chairman). In November 2012, he was selected to serve as Chairman of the agenda-setting House Rules Committee. He will continue to serve as chairman of the Madison County Legislative Committee and Vice Chairman of the Joint House and Senate Transportation Committee. 

He has an A.S. Degree in Criminal Justice from Calhoun Community College and a B.S. Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Trinity University. Representative McCutcheon has been a farmer and worked 25 years with the Huntsville Police Department and the City of Huntsville Municipal Court System. His career in law enforcement includes Police Officer, Police Trainer, Investigator/Major Crimes, Hostage Negotiator, and Probation Officer. He retired December 31, 2012 as the Zoning Coordinator with the City of Huntsville Zoning Department.

Representative McCutcheon and his wife Debbie are the parents of two children. They have a granddaughter and a grandson. He is an active member of various community and civic organizations.

Also on May 10th, 134 students graduating from the college’s Associate’s degree Nursing program will participate in the annual Candle Lighting Ceremony. The ceremonies will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Kelley Gymnasium.

This year’s graduation events kick off with the College’s 2013 GED Graduation taking place on Tuesday, May 7 at 6pm in the Kelley Gymnasium.  Close to 200 students will be participating in the annual ceremony celebrating this important milestone. Five members of the graduating class will provide the address.

For more information about Calhoun's 2013 graduation ceremonies, contact Janet Kincherlow-Martin, Public Affairs, Community Relations, and Special Events at 256-306-2561.

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