(RED OAK) – Texas State Technical College in North Texas will host its first commencement ceremony Monday, Aug. 20. Sixty students are eligible to graduate from eight of the college’s 10 programs in Red Oak.
The summer 2018 commencement ceremony will be at 6 p.m. at the Waxahachie Civic Center.
“We’re extremely excited about having our first commencement ceremony here in North Texas,” said TSTC Provost Marcus Balch.
Balch said the ceremony gives TSTC the opportunity to showcase the success of the campus.
“This is a great opportunity to show the local community the progress we have made in growing our campus and providing our local industry partners with highly skilled employees,” Balch said. “It also allows us to invite our supporters such as industry partners and donors to be able to see firsthand the culmination of the great things we are doing here at TSTC.”
Graduates of the campus are normally hosted at the commencement ceremony in Waco. Balch said he hopes having the ceremony locally will boost participation and morale.
“I would expect that many more of our graduates and their families and friends will be able to attend, making the ceremony much more meaningful,” Balch said. “Participating in the Waco ceremony was great, but North Texas graduates will now become the center of attention.”
This semester boasts the campus’ largest graduating class so far, with students graduating from the college’s Computer Aided Drafting & Design, Computer Networking & Systems Administration, Diesel Equipment, Electrical Power & Controls, HVAC, Industrial Maintenance, Logistics and Welding technology programs.
“These graduates have worked very hard and are currently being heavily recruited by area industry partners,” Balch said.
TSTC Chancellor Mike Reeser will be the featured speaker at the commencement ceremony.
TSTC is registering now for the fall semester. The last day to register is Monday, Aug. 20, and classes begin Monday, Aug. 27.
For more information on TSTC, visit tstc.edu.