NICEVILLE — Northwest Florida State College will host its 53rd Annual Commencement Ceremonies on Saturday, May 5.

The first ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and feature those who are graduating with a bachelor’s degree, associate of science, associate of applied science or certificate programs. Mark Wilson, CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, will deliver the keynote address.

The second ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. and feature students graduating with associate of arts degrees and Florida High School diplomas (GEDs). Jimmy Patronis, chief financial officer of the State of Florida, will deliver the keynote address. Mr. Patronis will be introduced by State Rep. Mel Ponder, R-Panama City.

Both ceremonies are open to the public and will take place in the Raider Arena on the Niceville campus. All students who participate in the commencement ceremony will receive a free 2018 Northwest Florida State College Commemorative Medallion.

“We are honored to have these distinguished guests join us for our 53rd Annual Commencement Ceremonies,” said Dr. Devin Stephenson, NWF State President.