Gateway Graduates Record Number of Students

Gateway Community and Technical College graduated a record 1,145 students at commencement exercises at 7 p.m. today at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center here.
We are now graduating more students than our total fall enrollment in 2000, the year the Kentucky General Assembly approved the concept of a comprehensive community and technical college in Northern Kentucky, said Ed Hughes, Gateway president and CEO. The class of 2012 collectively earned 1,688 credentials, including degrees, diplomas and certificates, and its members are well-qualified to transfer to senior institutions or pursue high-wage, high-demand jobs, depending on their personal aspirations.

During the ceremony, Dr. Hughes bestowed the Presidents Award, Gateways highest student honor, to graduates Christy Booth of Villa Hills and Matthew Crupper of Union.
Christy and Matt both have demonstrated exemplary scholarship and outstanding leadership in service to the college and the community, Dr. Hughes said. Their participation as student leaders leaves Gateway a stronger, more engaging community for the students who follow them. Both plan to continue their education to earn bachelors and possibly masters degrees.

Gateway also announced the recipients of the annual Student Choice Awards. This student-led recognition program honors faculty, adjunct faculty and staff members who exemplify extraordinary respect for and service to students.

This years recipients are Jana Camm, assistant professor; adjunct faculty member Tom Sproat; and staff member Sarah Young, campus assistant at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing at the Boone Campus.

State Representative Arnold Simpson of Covington delivered the commencement address.