Around 1,000 people gathered Friday night at First African Baptist to support more than 150 graduates of Virginia College. Students earned their degrees in business administration, cosmetology, culinary arts, medical billing and coding, pharmacy technician, medical assistant and therapeutic massage.
"It is really exciting for us to see this and celebrate with them because we see them day in and day out. We have seen all the obstacles and challenges they have overcome in order to come to school and get a new career. There is a lot of excitement going on tonight," said Kamille Gauntt, Virginia College.
WTOC's Dawn Baker gave the commencement address.
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