Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson will be the commencement speaker May
15 at Gateway Community & Technical Colleges 12th annual graduation ceremony, according
to Dr. Ed Hughes, college president and CEO.
We are delighted that the lieutenant governor could join us for this milestone event
in our students lives, Dr. Hughes said. We believe Lt. Gov. Abramsons example of achievement
and community service will be inspiring to our graduates.
The class of 2013 numbers 845 graduates who have earned a total of 1,464 credentials.
The credential count exceeds the number of graduates because students may earn more
than one credential. The credential breakdown includes 362 associate degrees, 93 technical
diplomas and 1,009 certificates.
Another 345 students who earned a GED from Kentucky Adult Education in Kenton, Boone,
Grant and Owen counties are invited to participate in the ceremony at 7 p.m. May 15
at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center at 1 W. RiverCenter Boulevard in Covington.
During the ceremony, Gateway will announce the recipients of the Presidents Award,
given annually to a student who has shown outstanding academic performance, leadership
qualities and community commitment, and the Student Choice Awards, bestowed by students
on outstanding faculty and staff. The college will also announce Gateway nominees
for statewide New Horizons awards given to outstanding faculty and staff by the Kentucky
Community and Technical College System.
The Gateway graduates are among 20,065 Kentucky Community and Technical College System
students receiving credentials statewide from the 16 KCTCS colleges.
The Gateway commencement ceremony is open to the public, and no tickets are required.