OC postpones graduation

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ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – Odessa College says they made a difficult decision to postpone graduation.

A special day for many graduating students is on hold for now, amid the COVID-19 outbreak and the shelter in place enacted in Odessa.

“The college will continue to confer degrees and certificates to transfer and career ready students,” President Gregory Williams said in a statement. “Odessa College faculty and staff have prepared our graduates to be tomorrow’s teachers, first responders, scientists, innovators and leaders. Our graduates will give a fresh voice to culture, ethics and policy that will shape our communities and our future. They will accomplish these things and much more because our work continues.”

The OC Registrar Cara Hogan said a plan is in place for diplomas to be mailed out and to make transcripts available to graduates once the Spring term is complete.

Officials with OC say they plan to host an in-person graduation when large gatherings are deemed safe.

Currently, there is no set date for graduation ceremonies.

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