Graduation weekend is quickly approaching for students eager to celebrate their achievement.

A Cinco de Mayo themed dinner will be held for all graduates on May 5th at 5 p.m. in the Davis Conference Center. Graduates may invite up to two guests to accompany them. The dinner ends at 6 p.m. and is followed by graduation practice in the Church-McKee Arts Center.

Approximately 130 students will take part in graduation on May 6 at 11 a.m. in Church McKee, followed by an outside reception.

Potomac State Alumnus Kevin Bennear will speak to the graduates at commencement as well as sing the national anthem. Bennear graduated from Potomac State and then earned his bachelor’s degree in music from West Virginia University and his masters in vocal performance from University of Tennessee.  Bennear has performed with multiple operas including WVU Opera Theatre and Theatre West Virginia. Now Bennear is a Baritone vocalist for “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. Since 2000 Bennear has been a regular performer at the White House dinners and has performed for heads of state from around the world.

Veterans and active military graduates will wear red, white and blue cords. A photographer will take photos during graduation for students to purchase.