Temple College will hold its 90th commencement this year, recognizing nearly 1,000 candidates for graduation at two separate ceremonies.
The first ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 13, at the Hutto High School Performing Arts Center. This ceremony will include students attending the East Williamson County Higher Education Center (EWCHEC) locations in Hutto and Taylor.
The second ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, at the Bell County EXPO Center in Belton. This ceremony will include students attending the Temple College main campus and the Texas Bioscience Institute Middle College program.
The ceremonies will recognize students who have earned associate degrees or certificates of completion within the past year, as well as those who expect to finish by the end of summer 2016.
Brett Colwell, the director of bands at Temple College, also will be recognized at the May 14 ceremony as the recipient of the 2016 Barnhart Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. Colwell is the 28th recipient of the award, which includes a $2,000 cash prize.
Temple College, which was founded in 1926, held its first commencement ceremony in May 1927. The college had 10 graduates that year.