A Message from TCC Faculty and Staff for Our Graduates
A Message from TCC's Chancellor and Campus Presidents for Our Graduates
June 15, 2020
We hope this letter finds you well and moving forward on the next leg of your life's journey with your recent Tarrant County College (TCC) credentials in hand! Your achievement represents an important milestone in your life, and despite the obstacles and challenges you may have experienced, you did it! We congratulate you for the dedication it took to become a proud member of the TCC alumni. Well done!
Under normal circumstances, TCC would have hosted our 2020 Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 9. As you know, our circumstances weren't normal at that time and, out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our TCC community, we chose to postpone our graduation events until we had a better understanding of how this pandemic would unfold.
Unfortunately, given the continued spread of COVID-19 and informed by data from regional, state and national health authorities, we have concluded TCC cannot—in good conscience—host a graduation event which would ensure the safety of those participating.
We know our disappointment in having to make this decision pales in comparison to the disappointment you, your friends and your family must feel. That said, please remember the ceremony is not the achievement. COVID-19 has changed our lives in immeasurable ways, but it cannot take away your achievement. We honor the dedication it took for you to reach your academic goals. If you didn't get a chance to view the congratulatory messages posted in May, you can still view them on this webpage.
We ask you to continue monitoring your TCC email and this webpage in the coming weeks to receive additional information about free graduation keepsakes to commemorate your important milestone.
TCC has a long legacy of serving the educational needs of our community and now that you are a graduate, you are an important part of that legacy. Whether your next steps take you to the workforce, a four-year institution, or both, your commitment to continuous learning marks the most important element in realizing future opportunities. Over the course of your academic and professional journey, we hope that as you need additional education and training, you will return to TCC. Think of us as your "graduate school for life."
Again, congratulations on your achievement, and best wishes as you embark on the next phase of your journey!
Chancellor Eugene G. Giovannini, Ed.D.
Tarrant County College
March 27, 2020
Dear TCC graduates,
We regret to inform you that our May Commencement ceremonies are currently postponed. Tarrant County College (TCC) will still confer degrees/certificates in May and mail diplomas to eligible graduates in June. We are exploring opportunities to celebrate our 2019-2020 graduates' achievements at a later date and hope to know more soon.
We understand this is an unprecedented situation and regret having to make this decision. However, the health and safety of the TCC students and TCC family are top priority.
Please continue to monitor your email in the coming weeks for additional information and 2020 Commencement updates.
TCC Commencement Planning Committee
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Updated June 15, 2020