Commencement ceremonies for Missouri Southern State University and three area high schools will be covered live and recorded by KGCS-TV this month.

All of the ceremonies are being held inside MSSU’s Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

The coverage begins with Missouri Southern’s commencement ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 11.

High school ceremonies take place the following week:

Neosho High School – Thursday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m.

Carl Junction High School – Friday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m.

Joplin High School – Sunday, May 19 at 3:00 p.m.

The ceremonies are also being recorded and DVDs will be available for purchase. Order forms have been delivered to the schools. Online ordering may also be completed through the KGCS website –

KGCS programming can be seen on channel 22. It is also available on regional cable television systems such as Cable One, Mediacom and Suddenlink Communications. The station operates as a service of the Department of Communication at Missouri Southern State University.