2015 Graduation Ceremony

Graduation Ceremony 2015

Saturday, August 1 in Atlanta, GA

Graduation signifies one of the most important events in our lives. It represents the culmination of determination and hard work. It also holds the memories of an amazing journey and promise of future success.

The faculty of Ashworth College, James Madison High School and PCDI Canada invite you to take the first step to celebrating with your family and friends at the 2015 Graduation Ceremony.

  • Date: Saturday, August 1, 2015
  • Location: Cobb Energy Centre
    2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339
    (770) 916-2800

Graduate Registration & Regalia Orders:

Registration is now CLOSED for this years Graduation 2015 Ceremony. Last day to meet graduation requirements to attend this years ceremony is May 29, 2015.

  • Graduates participating in the ceremony must purchase a regalia package directly
    from Ashworth College (cap, gown, and tassel).
  • Cost is $50 for high school, undergraduate and career diploma, if paid by May 15.
    After May 15 the cost increases to $60.
  • Cost is $60 for masters, if paid by May 15. 
    After May 15 the cost increases to $70.
  • Qualifying graduates can order an honors cord for an additional $10.
  • Regalia orders must be confirmed and paid directly through Ashworth Business Services at
    1-800-349-6689 within 48 hours of registration.
  • Orders purchased prior to June 17 include shipping.
    Orders purchased after that date will be subject to an additional $20 shipping fee.
  • No regalia package can be purchased after June 19.
  • Regalia orders cannot be shipped to a PO Box or Apartment.

Guest Tickets on Sale till July 19, 2015:

Guest ticket purchases are now OPEN for this years Graduation 2015 Ceremony. Share this special moment with family and friends by purchasing your guest tickets at TicketWeb or by calling 1-866-777-8932.

Graduation ceremony guest tickets are $18 each if purchased before May 1, 2015. $22 after May 1, 2015; children under 10 free. View details.



Schedule of Events

  • Registration: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Portrait Photographer: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Rehearsal: 12:30 pm (mandatory for all graduates)
  • Ceremony: 3:00 pm
  • Commencement Speaker: Sandy Hackett
  • Light Reception: to follow Ceremony

Commencement Speaker:

In 2003, Sandy Hackett (father/husband/actor/writer/producer/comedian) accepted the Disney Legends Award on behalf of his father, legendary comedian, Buddy Hackett. Roy Disney, CEO of the Walt Disney Company said, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!” Sandy Hackett made his television debut on "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In,” at the age of eleven with John Wayne. At age 14, Sandy appeared on the “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.” Hackett graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 1977. For over 3 decades he’s produced, directed and starred in numerous films, television shows and live theatrical and comedic productions throughout the world.

In 2009, Hackett formed Hackett Miller, Inc. with his wife, (producer/director/singer/songwriter), Lisa Dawn Miller, daughter of legendary songwriter, Ron Miller (“For Once In My Life”). Hackett Miller, Inc., creates and produces entertainment content across a variety of platforms including film, live theatrical, music, video and multimedia, while managing its own roster of artists and intellectual properties. Its flagship show, “Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show!” was named “The Best Show of The Year!” by Broadway World – Kansas City, 2014. The show has appeared in hundreds of performing arts centers across the country including, The Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Sandy and Lisa have recorded and produced multiple songs and music videos for their children, 14 year old actor/singer, Oliver, who has already shared the stage with legendary icon, Stevie Wonder and recently won first place in both, DTASC’s Drama Festival and Shakespeare Festival and; 9 year old actress/singer/dancer Ashleigh, who recently made her recording debut and headlined at the 2015 Charleston Kids Fair. Sandy, his wife and their two children reside in Los Angeles, CA.