West Kentucky Community & Technical College will honor 961 candidates for graduation during two commencement ceremonies at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center. There will also be a nursing pinning ceremony held prior to commencement at 2:30 p.m. for 81 nursing students to receive pins.
Carol Hoffmann and Whitney Aspery, WKCTC students who were named to the 2014 KCTCS All-Academic Team, which recognizes outstanding students of community and technical colleges, will be the student speakers for both events.
Anton Reese, executive director of the Student Success Center at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, will serve as the keynote speaker. Reece previously served as the dean of student affairs at Paducah Community College, one of the founding institutions of WKCTC. He earned a doctorate degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in education psychology and research with an emphasis on collaborative learning.