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Students at Commencement

BVCTC Commencement & Livestream Link

(South Charleston, WV) – BridgeValley Community and Technical College (BVCTC) will recognize 2021-2022 graduates on Sunday, May 15 at 2:00pm at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center. Doors open to the public at 12:30pm.

The class of 2022 includes 387 students who will be recognized for 388 associate degrees and 16 certificates that were earned across the summer 2021, fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters. This will be Dr. Casey Sacks’ first commencement ceremony as President of BVCTC and the first in-person graduation event for the college since 2019, due to the pandemic.

“We are excited for this in-person graduation event,” said Dr. Sacks. “Our students have worked very hard to earn these degrees. Our graduates are well-trained and have essential skills to fill a wide variety of in-demand positions right here in the Mountain State,” Sacks continued.

This year’s graduating class represent studies in nursing, applied technology, computers and information technology, engineering and manufacturing technology, liberal arts and sciences, and professional and business areas of focus.

The graduating class of 2022 also includes Virginia Thomasson, a nursing student, who was selected to the 2022 All West Virginia Academic Team in recognition of her scholarly achievements, academic excellence and leadership while enrolled at BVCTC.

In addition, West Virginia State Treasurer Riley Moore is the recipient of the BridgeValley Board of Governors (BOG) Merit and Leadership Award during the commencement ceremony. “While there were a number of excellent candidates this year, Riley Moore stood out as that exceptional leader who recognizes how incredible our students are and finds ways to support them,” said Sacks. “His commitment to finding new ways to help our students pay for their education will impact students for generations to come,” Sacks continued.

The commencement event will also be live streamed in real time and can be viewed in its entirety at