The Black Community Organizations Network (BCON)
37th Annual Baccalaureate Ceremony
TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 6:00 p.m. at the Texas Station
Black Community Organizations Network, BCON
Who are we?
The Black Community Organizations Network, BCON, is composed of members of various African-American fraternities, sororities, churches, CCSD personnel, community service and cultural organizations. These organizations sponsor the presentation of the annual baccalaureate ceremony to honor African-American graduates. The ceremony is usually held prior to the school’s commencement ceremony.
It is the desire of BCON to combine their organizational efforts to demonstrate to students that community groups are working together in support of their future while also allowing students to see professionals working in community service. It is our hope that the desire to contribute positively to the community’s growth and well-being will be ignited in participating students.
The baccalaureate ceremony started at True Love Baptist Church in 1978. The ceremony has traveled to various churches in West Las Vegas most notably Second Baptist Church. The ceremony has been held at the Las Vegas Academy for the Performing Arts Auditorium, Cashman Center and the Texas Station Ballroom to accommodate the growing valley. Graduates from over 50 schools are recognized.
All seniors who have been cleared to participate in their school’s commencement exercise may also participate in the baccalaureate ceremony. Students must have earned a standard diploma or higher or an adjusted diploma. BCON no longer honors certificates of attendance.
Graduates should arrive at 5 pm.
Principals or designees should arrive by 5:45pam. You should check in with a BCON member and be directed to your seat on the stage.
Contact Frindia Elliott at 799-1777 for questions