Gateway To Confer A Record 1,555 Credentials Upon More Than 1,000 Students

Gateway Community and Technical College will confer 1,555 academic credentials to 1,084 students at graduation ceremonies at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. Both numbers credentials and graduates hit record-high levels.

This is the largest graduating class in Gateway history and reflects the tremendous growth Gateway has experienced in the past 10 years, as well as the determination of our students, said President/CEO G. Edward Hughes.

The credential count includes 353 associate degrees, 62 college-level diplomas, and 979 technical certificates. Also included are 161 students receiving GEDs from Kentucky Adult Education, which participates in the colleges ceremony as a Gateway partner.

Larry Savage, chief executive officer of Humanas six-state Midwest Region, is the graduation speaker. During the ceremony, Gateway will announce the recipients of the coveted Presidents Award and Student Choice Awards. The Presidents Award goes to the student or students who have made a lasting impact on the college or the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. The Student Choice Award goes to faculty, adjunct faculty and staff members who are deemed by students to have provided outstanding support, care, concern and instruction to students.

Attendance is limited to graduates and their guests; tickets, which are provided free to students, are required. Gateway graduates are among 15,008 KCTCS students graduating statewide this year.