Meridian, Miss. Students from Meridian Community College walked down the aisle Friday evening to receive their degrees at MCC's Fall Commencement.
Graduation was split into two separate events this semester, creating a smaller group of graduates. The President of MCC, Dr. Scott Elliott, says this is a time for the entire family of the graduate to celebrate.
"Many of our students are first generation college graduates, meaning that they are the first person in their family to achieve a college degree, so it's a celebration not only for the student themselves, but their entire family," said Dr. Elliott.
Some of these students will continue on to other colleges, while others will head straight into the workforce.