Chattahoochee Technical College honored more than 400 students who petitioned to graduate from the state’s largest technical college in two commencement ceremonies held on Thursday, May 16, at the Clarence Brown Conference Center in Cartersville. Crossing the stage to receive associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit were 200 graduates representing more than 30 programs of study.
The most popular areas of study for these graduates were in the college’s business and technical studies programs of Accounting, Business Management, Computer Networking, and Cybersecurity, along with Television Production Technology and Cosmetology. The most popular area of study in the college’s health sciences division was Surgical Technology, followed by Medical Assisting.
“Today is a celebration of what our graduates have accomplished, of the skills and knowledge they have acquired and the credentials they have earned,” said Chattahoochee Technical College President Dr. Ron Newcomb. “Whether it’s entering the workforce or pursuing even higher education, they are prepared for the next step in life.”
Delivering the commencement address at both ceremonies was Sue Nguyen, of Cobb County, who was a state finalist in the 2019 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) contest sponsored by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). Graduating with an associate degree in Marketing Management, Nguyen expressed appreciation for the education she received at Chattahoochee Tech.
“Chattahoochee Tech has provided me with a great platform of knowledge and skill sets, which will prepare me for my career path,” said Nguyen. “I have appreciated every moment spent at Chattahoochee Tech, and I will make sure to apply all the great things I have learned to contribute to society.”
Included among the 200 students participating in the commencement ceremonies were 15 honor graduates, who each earned a cumulative GPA of 4.0. Spring 2019 graduates at the commencement ceremonies also included five Veterans and three Dual Enrollment students.