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Kentucky Community and Technical College System to graduate nearly 15,000 in Spring ceremonies

The 16 colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) will honor nearly 15,000 candidates, potentially receiving more than 31,000* credentials, at graduation this spring. In addition to the spring graduates, many commencement exercises also will recognize students who have graduated since the May 2017 commencement. Many will earn more than one degree, diploma or certificate; some are high school students who have earned a high school diploma and an associate degree simultaneously.

Here is a list of commencement plans, which begin May 4 all across the state.

Ashland Community and Technical College
May 4, 6:30 p.m.
Paramount Arts Center
Alumni from each decade will be honored in celebration of ACTC’s 80th anniversary.
Student speaker: Eryn Casey
More than 820 students, more than 2,088 credentials

Big Sandy Community and Technical College
May 4 – 7 p.m. – Allied Health
May 5 – 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. – Associate of Arts/Science/AAS/diplomas/certificates
Mountain Arts Center, Prestonsburg
375 students, 690 credentials

Bluegrass Community and Technical College
May 6, 4 p.m.
Alumni Coliseum at Eastern Kentucky University
Speaker: Renee Shaw, managing producer and host of Kentucky Educational Television Public Affairs
1,898 students, 3,695 credentials

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
May 7, 7 p.m.
Central Hardin High School
Speaker: ECTC President Justin Pate
1,703 students, 3,308 credentials

Gateway Community and Technical College
May 10, 7 p.m.
BB&T Arena, Northern Kentucky University
Graduating student speakers: Ric Smith, student representative, Kentucky Community & Technical College System Board of Regents; and Viviane Johnson, student representative, Gateway Community and Technical College Board of Directors
1,449 students, 2,343 credentials

Hazard Community and Technical College
May 5, 10 a.m.
Perry County Central High School, John C. Combs Arena
Student speaker: Andrew Barnes
583 students, 1,428 credentials

Henderson Community College
May 4, 7 p.m.
Preston Arts Center
Speaker: KCTCS President Jay Box
Student speakers: Taylor Abney, Allied Health; Malia Gardner, LA.P.S.; Jason Bunch, STEM
168 students, 280 credentials

Hopkinsville Community College
May 4, 7 p.m.
James E. Bruce Convention Center, 303 Conference Center Drive, Hopkinsville
Speaker: Eva Self, HCC Adult Education instructor
768 students, 1,198 credentials

Jefferson Community and Technical College
May 8, 5:30 and 8 p.m.
Northeast Christian Church, 9900 Brownsboro Road, Louisville
Speakers: 5:30 p.m. ceremony: Brian Mattingly; 8 p.m. ceremony: Tracy Beumel
1,969 students, 3,748 credentials.

Madisonville Community College
May 4, 5:30 p.m., Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and nursing program
7:30 p.m., Associate in Applied Science and diploma
Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Drive, Madisonville
Speakers – students Jamie Slaton and Hayli Goode
425 students, 1300 credentials (approximate numbers)

Maysville Community and Technical College
Maysville Campus – May 5, 10:30 a.m., Mason County High School Fieldhouse
Licking Valley Campus – May 9, 6:30 p.m., Harrison County High School
Rowan/Montgomery Campuses – May 8, 6:30 p.m., Montgomery County High School
763 students, 1,890 credentials

Owensboro Community and Technical College
May 10, 6:30 p.m.
RiverPark Center, 101 Daviess Street, Owensboro
Speakers: Keynote – Candance Brake, President/CEO of the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce; Student – Annie Miller, Early College student, Apollo High School
Honoring Distinguished Alumni Phillip W. Marksberry, CEO of M-B Companies
More than 400 students, more than 1,100 credentials

Somerset Community College
May 4, 7:30 p.m.
The Center for Rural Development
Speaker: Dr. Jo Marshall, SCC President and CEO
1,226 students, 3,119 credentials

Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College
May 4, 4 p.m., arts and humanities and business; 7 p.m. advanced manufacturing, allied health and nursing and mathematics and sciences
Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC), 601 College Street, Bowling Green
Speaker: Jody Richards, Kentucky House of Representatives
736 students, 2,278 credentials

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
May 4, 6:00 p.m.
Harlan County High School, 4000 Hwy 119, Baxter
Student video honoring past and current graduates will be presented.
680 students, 807 credentials

West Kentucky Community and Technical College
May 5, 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center
Keynote speaker: Matt Snow, Baptist Health Paducah
More than 1,000 students, 1828 credentials

*Final numbers of graduates and credentials could be slightly different.

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