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2023 World Conference Commencement 

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center 

Dr. Tim Clinton, President of the AACC, and Dr. Ron Hawkins., Executive Chair of the Executive Board of the AACC, will be officiating the commencement.  All graduates will get cords for your specific diploma to wear during Commencement.  

The Commencement speaker will be Dr. Ron Hawkins. Apply now and make plans to walk across the stage in cap and gown and receive your diploma from Dr. Tim Clinton and Dr. Ron Hawkins this year! 

Graduation Requirements

Completion of all of your course work  by July 17, 2023 for one of the following programs is required to participate in the Graduation Commencement Ceremony.

Mental Health Coaching 


Master Diploma 


Marriage and Family Studies 


Master Diploma 

Biblical Counseling and Psychology 


Master Diploma

Family Advocacy & Public Policy 


Master Diploma 

Child Development and Parenting Studies


Master Diploma 

Professional Life Coaching 


Master Diploma 

Special Music: Guest: Michael O’Brien 

Sponsored By: Gloo 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to attend the Know Hope World Conference to be a part of Commencement?

No, but we really encourage you to come and join us to continue your learning. 

    Do I have to wear a cap and gown to graduate?

    Yes, you must have your cap and gown to walk in the Commencement Ceremony. Once you have been confirmed for graduation, you will be given information about how to order your cap and gown. 


    What if I am not finished with my courses right now?

    You must finish all of your course work by July 17, 2023 to be eligible to walk in the Commencement Ceremony.

    How many people can I bring to see me graduate?

    As many as you would like!

    Will there be a photographer?

    Yes, we will have a professional photographer and you will be able to order pictures from them.

    Will I receive my diploma during graduation?

    No, you would have already received your diploma after you completed your course work.

    What do I need to bring with me to Graduation?

    You will need your cap and gown.  Check-in is from 5:30 to 6:15 PM Presidential Ballroom B,  Thursday September 14, 2023.

    If I have more questions about Commencement, who can I talk to?

    Please email graduation@aacc.net if you have more questions.