CPCC 2018 Graduation

CPCC 2018 Graduation

October 16, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


(elegant fanfare music) (“Pomp and Circumstance”
by Sir Edward Elgar) (audience applause) – Good morning, please be seated. (crowd yells) Could we bow our heads for
the invocation, please? Almighty God, we call day
to bless this gathering, as we gather together to celebrate, we pray that this time will be a time of inspiration and encouragement. We ask that your Almighty hand be upon all those who graduate today. May they be filled with
hope and great expectations. Lead them, guide them, pour
out your grace upon them. We ask that you be very much present during this graduation ceremony. We pray in your name, amen. (man yells in audience) – Good morning. My name is Ed Dalrymple, I
am the Chairman of the Board of Central Piedmont, and on
behalf of the board of trustees most of whom are on stage behind me, I’d like to welcome you
to this 2018 graduation. It’s a special ceremony. I think maybe it’s the first graduation on ice that we’ve had. I hope that everyone out
there sitting on the floor can keep their feet warm
for the whole ceremony. You who are gathered here should know that these graduates that
you’re gonna be seeing today have received the best community college education in America. Graduates be proud of yourselves. (audience applause) I’d now like to introduce those seated on the stage behind me. Please hold your applause until they have all been introduced. Please stand as your name is called. On the first row, beginning on my right, Doctor Candy Dudemeyer, President. Ms. Patsy Montesinos,
spring graduate 2018, and a graduate of CPCC’s
associate in arts program, and our speaker this morning. Mr. Spencer Jones, President
student government association. (crowd cheers) Ms. Cecilia Ramirez, trustee. Ms. Madeleine Capel, trustee. Mr. Ben Bragg, trustee. On my immediate left, Mr. Dan Rikert, CPCC corporate chaplain. Mr. Richard Zolinger, Vice President for learning and workforce development, Mr. Christopher Coleman, honored guest, Ms. Judith Allison, board Vice Chair, Mr. Michael Holly, trustee, Dr. Wilhelmina Rembert, trustee, and Mr. Richard “Stick” Williams, trustee. You all may be seated. (audience applauds) On the second row, again
starting with my right. Mr. Scott Sifert, trustee, Mr. Calwell Rose, trustee, Dr. Marsha Constan, Vice President for enrollment and student services, Mr. David Kim, Vice President for technology and chief
information officer, Dr. Tracy Clark, executive
assistant to the President, Dr. Kevin McCarthy, Vice President for institutional advancement, Ms. Karen Summers, instructor of the year, Ms. Denise Keating, President
Elect College Senate, Ms. Kathy Rummage, Executive
Director of Communications, Mr. Jeff Lawrance, Public
Information Officer and Assistant to the President for community relations
and marketing services, and Ms. Amy Burkett, General
Manager WTVI, PBS Charlotte. You may be seated. (audience applauds) And now a special recognition
of the finest faculty in the nation, who leads the curriculum and student services deans
seated in the front row. Congratulations to y’all, and thank you. (audience applauds) Now I’d like to turn the program over to our student government
president, Spencer Jones. (audience cheers and applauds) – Sup everybody? Please stand and join me for
the Pledge of Allegiance. I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Thank you everybody. (audience yells in support) – Good morning. I am delighted to introduce
you to the college’s president of the student government association, who just led us in the
Pledge, Spencer Jones. (audience member yells) Go ahead, that’s what we’re
here for! Spencer Jones, yes! (audience yells and applauds) Spencer is a native of
Charlotte, North Carolina, and he graduated from the community school of Davidson High School and enrolled at Central Piedmont Community
College in the fall of 2016. Spencer credits his sister,
who’s over here to my left, with sharing with him how valuable Central Piedmont Community College is, and how as importantly, how
connecting with the college through student life would
enrich his experience. In his role as president of the student government association, Spencer has been a voice,
and I can attest to that, a voice for the students, and effectively has represented them on the
college’s board of trustees. He has also been active in Phi
Theta Kappa International’s honor society, Rotor Act, Mu Alpha Theta, has volunteered regularly in
the CPC emergency food pantry, and held a federal work study
position for service learning. In his spare time, Spencer enjoys reading, playing basketball, and
being with his friends. Spencer will graduate today… With an Associate in Science degree. And what’s next for him? Well, Spencer has been deciding between Boston University,
UNC Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State. He is gonna attend the
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill…
(audience applauds) Where he will major in physics. He will continue to proudly represent Central Piedmont Community College, so Spencer, please accept this plaque in appreciation for your service. Certainly your humility,
and your dedication to Central Piedmont Community College. And before I say anything
else, I will miss you. (audience applauds) – Good morning, I’m Judy Allison. Central Piedmont Community
College is proud to present the Richard H. Hegemeyer
Educational Advancement Award. This award recognizes
a former CPCC student who has benefited
significantly from experiences at the college, and whose efforts
have helped the community. This year’s honoree is Executive
Chef Christopher Coleman. (audience applauds) Christopher graduated from CPCC in 2005 with an Associate in
Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts. Since earning his two year degree, he’s worked for some of Charlotte’s most prestigious restaurants, including the McMensch House
in uptown, and the Asbury located in Charlotte’s
historic Dunhill Hotel. For the past two years, Chris
has served as the Director of Culinary Services
at Mariott City Center. And he’s the executive chef
there at the restaurant, Stoke, where he created the menu from scratch. I told him I’m looking forward to going there and tasting it. Most notable, however,
is how Chris gives back to his alma mater when not
wearing his chef’s hat. He makes it a point of mentoring others, especially students in
the culinary arts program here at CPCC. He has served on the hospitality education advisory committee, and has
helped fellow CPCC students, grads, excuse me, secure
positions within the kitchens where he works and makes
time to visit campus to give classroom presentations
to culinary students. He exemplifies and contributes
to students’ success. When not mentoring or
educating the next generation, Coleman can be found at
home with his wife, Ashley, who is over here with
their daughter, Ellie. He also has a son, named
Luke, he’s at school. And Chris also loves playing
the drums in his church’s band. As a result of his
achievements, a scholarship will be given to a CPCC student enrolled in the college’s culinary arts program, the area of study that most closely reflects Chris’s background. Each year the CPCC foundation
awards close to 1,000 scholarships a year to
students who are in need. We look forward to seeing
one of you, our graduates, recognized for this honor someday. Congratulations Executive
Chef, Chris Coleman, if you’ll come forward. (audience applauds) Congratulations. And here’s your award. I think they want a picture. Okay. – Thank you, good morning. I’d like to thank the members of the Hegemeyer Award committee, who chose to give this award to a cook. And I would like to thank the instructors at Central Piedmont Community College for instilling knowledge that has helped me get to this point. I would like to thank
my friends and family for their support and
love, and I would be remiss if I didn’t thank Dr.
Tony Zeiss and Bob Bowl for nominating me back in 2017. I humbly accept this award on
behalf of the culinary program at CPCC, which is sharpening the knives and shaping the minds of our
next generation of great chefs. I was given just two minutes to speak, and I feel I would be
wasting an opportunity if I didn’t say something a bit
speechy at this commencement so, graduates, alumni, honored
guests, friends, and family, I wanna challenge you all
to be successful humans. Success in this endeavor can be achieved in three easy steps. One, be a good person. Two, be a good friend. And three, be a good neighbor. Everything you’ve learned
from formal education can help you become the
next great business leader, accountant, chef, dot dot dot. But these three easy steps
are rarely learned in college. They are learned over
successes and failures, new beginnings, and painful endings. They are mastered over a lifetime, and they are far from easy. But they will make you a successful human, and successful humans
can change the world. One, be a good person. Two, be a good friend. And three, be a good neighbor. Congratulations class of
2018, may God bless you all. (audience applauds) – Well again, good morning,
my name is Candy Deitermeyer, and it’s my privilege every
day to serve as President of Central Piedmont Community College. So if I can this morning, I want to speak to the new
graduates for just a minute. And ask them a very simple question. Are you excited to be here? (audience cheers) I’m not sure your families and friends may not have heard you,
are you excited to be here? (audience cheers louder) Well, it’s really my honor
and privilege on behalf of, as the chairman said, the finest faculty I have ever had the
privilege of working with. And the staff of Central
Piedmont Community College. To say it’s my honor that you are here, we are so proud of you, we are thrilled for each and every one of you. And like your families and friends, your accomplishments
really, we stand in awe. So I want to say to the
best faculty in America, thank you for getting them here today. And I wanna say to the family and friends that are gathered here today as well, congratulations to you as well. The CPCC class of 2018 includes
more than 2000 graduates. That’s a big number. (audience applauds) Nearly 900 of you have chosen to walk in this morning’s graduation. We are delighted that you
are actively participating in this important moment in your lives, and it is absolutely your moment. And I want to personally again welcome your families and friends
who are here to support you, and wish you well in your endeavors ahead. I want to remind you that
today is just a moment. It’s your moment as you cross the stage, I want you to enjoy it. But today is not a stop, it’s
the start of what’s next. And so I will be looking out after you, and as Ms. Allison
said, hope that one day, you’ll be standing on this
stage receiving an alumni award. Each of you have made, have
had to make your own path to be here today. And each of you have had to overcome, maybe had some obstacles,
and perhaps a setback or two to make it to this seat. But you persisted, you kept the faith, and look at you now. We are so privileged that we
helped you get to this place. That degree or diploma or
certificate that you’ve earned signifies you now have more knowledge, you have additional skills,
and you have the ability and the willingness to work
hard and to achieve a goal. Each of you also has a story to tell, and I encourage you to share it. I hope you include Central
Piedmont as part of your story, but I want you to share it. Tell others of your
experience of being here at the greatest college,
really in North Carolina, and I think one of the
finest in North America. Tell them how hard work
and determination pays off, with the love of a
great faculty and staff, with your family and your friends, and the support, as I said,
of every single one of us who have come alongside you, all of that will definitely lead to success. This class of graduates
has so many great stories. 900 of you seated here
today, and all those who couldn’t be with us. I wish I could tell
every single one of them. But I want to share just a couple. Such as Jason Delpezzo. Jason is a proud military veteran, who still battles the effects
of a head injury with PTSD. He’s graduating today with
a physical therapy assistant degree, and his goal is to
work with other veterans as a physical therapist assistant. His demeanor and experiences
make him a perfect fit for his chosen career, would you give Jason a round of applause? (audience applauds) Jennifer Roberts is but
one another success story. She has balanced and
demanded a course load, her work with community theater, and assisting her family
and caring for her brother who has special needs. She graduates today with
a degree in broadcasting and production technologies, and then moves on to her new position as a full time television
reporter at WVVA in West Virginia. Congratulations to Jennifer. (audience applauds) Gilberto Mezocorral knows everything about seizing the American dream. Gilberto became a
naturalized American citizen while attending Central
Piedmont Community College, and pursuing a degree in
fire protection technology. With his studies and training completed, he has begun his career as
a professional fire fighter, with the Concord Fire Department. Congratulations Gilberto, way to go! (audience applauds) Like Jason, Jennifer, and Gilberto, you also have a story to share. A story of your
achievement, and you can be just as much an inspiration to others. You can be a mentor,
a person of substance, and as was mentioned by
our distinguished student, be kind, be humble, do good things, take care of your neighbor,
take care of each other. Be someone that someone
will want to emulate. And speaking of a person to emulate, our next speaker and member of the Central Piedmont Community
College class of 2018, is both an award winner
and a history maker. See, every year, each of
the 58 community colleges in the state of North
Carolina identify one student at their college to
receive the North Caroline Community College System’s
academic excellence award. Each year we recognize a
student who exemplifies what it means to be
successful through hard work and devotion to his or
her academic experience. But who also has worked hard
to contribute on campus, through students organizations,
service, and leadership. This year’s recipient is well qualified, and deserving of this special recognition, as she is graduating this
morning with a 4.0 GPA. (audience applauds) And an impressive resume
of community service and campus involvement. It is my privilege to present the North Carolina
Community College System Academic Excellence Award
to Patsy Montecinos. (audience cheers and applauds) Well, in addition to receiving
the Academic Excellence Award Patsy is making college history today. For the first time in the
college’s 55 year history, a student will serve as
the graduation speaker. (audience applause) So if you may, before she comes up, allow me to share just a
little bit of her story, because I certainly don’t
want to steal her thunder. Patsy Montecinos is graduating, as I said, with an Associate of Arts degree. And while at Central Piedmont,
she has taken classes online, at Arcado, Lavine, and Central campuses, and in addition to her full courseload, Patsy has be a student
leader, in student government, Rotor Act, and served
this year as president of Phi Theta Kappa. She is a Ruth G. Shaw Scholar, and has also worked on campus
as a federal work study student in the student success center. She is transferring to
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the fall. That’s worth, go ahead. (audience yells and applauds) But not only is she gonna transfer to the University of North
Carolina Chapel Hill in the fall, she will continue her education where she will be awarded the prestigious Covenant Scholarship to
pay her college expenses all the way, full ride.
(audience applauds) And that is certainly a dream come true. She plans on studying journalism
and mass communications, which is very close to my heart. Introducing Patty has been
very difficult for me, because I do not want
to steal her thunder, hers is an amazing story. But if I could just sum
it up in three words, I would describe her as
bold, brave, and courageous. So congratulate Patsy Montesinos, would you welcome her as our first student
speaker at graduation? (audience cheers and applauds) – I didn’t want to cry (laughs). Thank you Dr. Dudemeyer for
that gracious introduction, and your inspiring leadership
here at the college. I am very humbled to have been given this opportunity to speak today. I want to start off by
telling you guys a story, about a little girl who was
born in Concord, North Carolina, and had a normal childhood
with her parents. She had no idea the hurdles
that life had coming her way. When at the age of nine, her
dad was deported to Mexico. Even as he was filing to become a citizen. Her mom had to hold down three jobs in order to take care of the
little girl and her sister. When little girls are left to themselves, bad people can do bad things to them. And, they did. So with the hurdles mounting,
and life becoming harder, the little girl convinced
her mom and sister to move to Mexico to reunite with her dad. Finally, she was going to have the family she always dreamed of, and she did. As she grew older, however,
she began to realize that being a woman in
Mexico, a country she loved as much as she loved her family, meant not having a voice,
much choice, and cooking, which she hates by the way. (audience laughs) Yes, she loved it there,
but she was too opinionated, wanted equal rights, and was
a girl with bigger dreams than Mexico had room for. As you may have guessed,
I am that little girl. And at age 15, I made
the difficult decision to pack up my bags and leave Mexico. As you might imagine, this decision was not very popular with my family. It took me a lot to convince my mom. See, at this age, I was
still sleeping with her. Yes it is a little bit
embarrassing for me, but it’s true. We both had a hard time letting go. But at the end she told me. Mi Amor, (speaks in Spanish). Now allow me to translate. Baby, you are my little caterpillar, and the day has come for
you to be a butterfly. And then she told me to fly away. My decision left both of
my parents heartbroken. But my dad supported my
dream and drive to come. I came back to the place
where I was born, America. For the opportunity to
have a better education, an actual voice, and to
pave the way for girls, like my cousins in Mexico,
to follow their dreams. While this is my story, I bet you all have your own stories too. So I know that you can
identify with what this time was like for me, uncertainty and opportunity linked together. I couldn’t have one without
the other, and it was scary. Once back in the US, I
cried myself to sleep almost every night, but I knew, even though I could
always go back to Mexico to be with my parents, I was gonna stay and prove people wrong. Who doubted I could persist
and make it on my own. But it wasn’t easy. At first I moved to Chicago for two years, but the cost of living was too expensive. So I came back to North Carolina. Being back in Concord at 17
did not exactly go as planned, and my senior year, I
was left without a home. While my high school friends were worrying about their prom dresses
and where they were going to party after, I was worrying about where I was gonna lay my head. While they were worrying how
good they looked for graduation I was despondent to not have a home. And I felt like my parents were missing every important moment in my life. And it broke my heart. I can remember eating popcorn
for an entire week at work. And I know my coworkers
were probably thinking, “Wow Patsy must really
love kettle corn popcorn.” But little did they know,
that was all I could afford. Of course, I could have
asked my parents for money, but I didn’t, instead I lied to them and said I was fine,
because they were trying to make ends meet, too. We have taken different paths in life that brought us together,
in this magical moment that is graduating from CPCC. Maybe you’ve had to leave
your country and family, like my friend Maga
left everything she knew to seek this land that
promises opportunity. She’s here graduating. (audience applauds) Maybe you are like me,
who experienced heartbreak through her parents’ divorce,
but still had to keep going. Perhaps you’ve had to battle anorexia, like my friend Christopher. Or maybe you’ve had to battle depression, like my dear friend Parker. And they’re both graduating today. (audience applauds) When I look out at you, I can only imagine the challenges that you have endured. Taking care of kids, family,
coming back to school as an older student,
working multiple jobs, or being a Dreamer in this country. Today, we have reached this day together, as we have struggled and juggled
our jobs, classes and life. We should all be proud of
everything we have overcome in order to graduate, but
none of us did it alone. Along the way I have had
many advisors and teachers who have provided me with a helping hand, by sneaking me food after school was over, buying me a jacket, or providing me with a shoulder to cry on. Because as you guys can see,
I cry a lot, so, it works. I firmly believe in helping others, but we have to let people help us first. Humility is knowing how to ask for help, and putting our pride aside. We are worthy of having help,
and once we realize that as a society, we’ll be
able to accomplish more. And inspire not only
ourselves, but others. CPCC has been a home to
me for the past two years. It became my safe place,
where I met more than friends, I met a family. This family was full of diversity, and stories different to my own. The students activities
offered here at CPCC kept me so busy that I had
no time to cry any more. The students shared a common goal here, which was helping each other so we could help other people through service. CPCC faculty, staff, and
especially student life, mentored us and treated us like family. In today’s society it
is crucial we realize that promoting one another is vital for the survival and the richness
that comes with diversity. Graduates, you may not
have been as involved as you would have liked. But today, I want to
challenge you to be involved in wherever your path may take you. Speak up for the injustices
that still exist today, and fight for what is right. I urge you all to find
your place in the world and tell your own story. It is time for all of us to be heard, and pave the way for the
thousands of students that come after us. In my 19 short years, I’ve endured more than what my grandparents
did in their lifetime. I left my family, was alone
without a place to call home, dealt with my parents’ divorce, and felt loneliness more
than a 19 year old should. But CPCC allowed me to persist, inspire, and show other people that it can be done. I am proud to share with you all, I have been accepted and given a full ride to attend UNC Chapel Hill in the fall. (audience applauds) I have been able to
persist through adversity, even when attending community college seemed impossible for me. If I was able to overcome
the hurdles and stereotypes I have as a first generation
low income Hispanic woman, then each and every one of you can too. (audience applauds) I am no longer a little girl, but a woman. I am grateful to have been chosen as the first student commencement
speaker, CPCC’s history. And I hope my story
inspires each and everyone, each and every one of you to see that you are strong, you are
capable, and you are worthy. Change will not come to us or the world, if we keep waiting for some other person, or some other time. Fellow graduates, we are the
ones we have been waiting for. We are the change the
world seeks and needs. My story of the little girl surviving, is now a story of a woman thriving. I wish you all the best, as you continue to write your own story. Thank you, and congratulations. (audience applauds and cheers) – Thank you Ms. Montesones
for inspiring remarks and sharing your life story with us. As you just heard, many of our graduates have struggled to be here today. They have balanced child duties
and family responsibilities along with their schoolwork. Despite these often stressful conditions, many students and graduates have excelled in their areas of study. Students wearing gold sashes
are members of Phi Theta Kappa National Honors Society. The society is an
overreaching honors society for all others here at the college. Would you please stand and be recognized? (audience applauds) Thank you. Thank you, you may be seated. Your program includes a
list of honors societies available to students and particular academic programs and disciplines. If you are a member of any
other club or organization, would you please stand and be recognized. (audience applauds) Thank you. Students who have
maintained a 3.5 to a 3.69 grade point average of a possible 4.0 on their academic record, are
wearing white on their cords around their necks,
please stand as a group and be recognized.
(audience applauds) Thank you. Students whose grade
point average is between 3.7 and 3.99 are wearing purple cords. Please stand and be recognized. (audience cheers and applauds) Thank you. Students who have maintained a four point grade point average, as
that’s ladies and gentlemen, that’s a straight A in
all of their courses are wearing white, wearing gold cords. Would you please stand and be recognized. (audience cheers and applauds) Thank you. Students as well as faculty and staff who are actively serving or are veterans of the United States Armed Forces are wearing red, white,
and blue braided cords. Please stand and be recognized. (audience cheers and applauds) Thank you very much. – Well graduates, you have reached, not reached this milestone alone. And so I’m gonna give you an opportunity to thank a few people if that’s okay. So, I know you have had
many important people who have helped you get to
this place on your journey. Would you please give a
round of applause, again, to the CPCC faculty,
the best in the nation. (audience cheers and applauds) And before I move on, we tend
to just breeze past that, and I must tell you this is a
great group of men and women, so would the faculty of Central Piedmont Community
College please stand? (audience applauds) Thank you for the hard work
that you do every single day in our classrooms, I do appreciate it, and I know our students do as well. Students, your family
also provided support and encouragement as you
worked toward this goal. Would you like to express
your thanks to them? (crowd cheers) Why don’t you stand up,
tell your family and friends how much you’ve appreciated them, find them in the audience as they, as you get ready to cross the stage, thank you to your family and friends. (audience applauds and yells) We know that many of you
have worked one or more jobs while going to school, many of you have continued to care for children
and other family members. Many of you have made community service a part of your college experience. And many of you have come to college after serving in our
country’s armed forces. On behalf of the college,
we congratulate you and we respect the journey
that you have traveled to earn your place among the distinguished group of graduates. And now we come to the time
you have all been waiting for. (audience cheers and applauds) Maybe I should say that a little louder. And now we come to the time that you’ve all been waiting for. (audience cheers loudly) You’ve worked really hard, and on my watch you get to enjoy today. It is my pleasure to
recognize the college’s Vice President of Learning
and Workforce Development, Mr. Richard Zolinger, who will present the candidates for graduation. I will ask Ed Dalrumple, the
chair of Central Piedmont Community College to join
me as we congratulate the candidates, as they cross the stage. Mr. Zolinger? – Dr. Determeyer, as
Chief Economic Officer of Central Piedmont Community College, I present these candidates to you on the recommendation of our faculty for conferral of degrees and diplomas. Graduates please remain
seated until the marshal instructs you to rise and come forward. Ladies and gentlemen, it is our desire that we recognize each graduate by name, please make your applause brief, so that we can hear each
name as it is called. (audience yells) (man hums to self) (faculty and staff
discuss procedure quietly) (audience members yell sporadically) (faculty and staff continue
to discuss procedure) – Johnny Bostick, Associate in Arts. (audience cheers and applauds) Analock Busavadi, Automative
Systems Technology. (audience cheers and applauds) Jonathan Wilson, Informational Technology, Informational Assurance,
and Digital Forensics. (audience cheers and applauds) Roberta Tolbert, Early
Childhood Education. (audience cheers and applauds) Laquesha Thompson, Early
Childhood Education. (audience cheers and applauds) Carolyn Brine, Early Childhood Education. (audience cheers and applauds) Nicole Williamson, Early
Childhood Education. (audience cheers and applauds) Cameron Powell, Associate in Arts. Emily Joyce, Associate in Arts. Julie Anala Eya Kuanitchie,
Associate in Arts. Joseph Anderson, Associate in Engineering. Shaday Absten, Medical
Office Administration. Matt Omen, Horticulture Technology. Erica Lewis, Associate in Arts. Megan Braswell, Associate in Arts. Henry Creago, Associate in Fine Arts. Stephanie Harding,
Business Administration, Human Resources Management. (audience cheers and applauds) Maria Santiago, Medical
Office Administration. Anabell Santiago, Associate in Arts. Darius Mitchell, Automotive
Systems Technology, Automotive Systems Technology Diploma. Tamara Wilbur, Associate in Arts. Janny Linsday, Associate in Arts. Brianna McNair, Associate in Arts. Leslie Rodriguez, Associate in Arts Kennedy Locket, Associate in Arts Katie Becker, Associate in Arts Jonathan Carter, Computer
Integrated Machining. Jasmine Belton, Cosmetology. Natalie Martini, Business Administration, Global Business Track. Kimberly Garcia, Associate in Science, by a life science pathway. Tequila Carlton, Medical
Assisting Diploma. Carolyn Hyatt, Criminal
Justice Technology. Kenyana White, Associate in Arts. Samantha Lutrell, Associate in Arts Isaiah Carter, Associate in Arts. McKenzie Mayor, Associate in Arts. Devon Blake, Fire Protection Technology. Heather Napier, Associate in Arts. Mary Catherine Thompson, Associate Degree Engineering, Nursing. Desiree Kindley, Associate Degree Nursing. (audience cheers and applauds) Robbie Nicols, Associate Degree Nursing. (audience cheers and applauds) Amake Nwade, Associate Degree Nursing. Avery Bevell, Medical Assisting Diploma. Reginald Fox, Criminal Justice Technology. (audience cheers and applauds) Nicholas Rosario, Associate in Arts. William Loquatious,
Criminal Justice Technology. Joshua Goslin, Mechatronics
Engineering Technology. Clinton Sealy, Mechatronics
Engineering Technology. Andrew Mecca, Mechatronics
Engineering Technology. Marcelo Queva Lucas, Associate in Science, computer science pathway. Jaylynne Bloodworth, Associate in Arts. Jonathan Zelinski, Associate in Arts. Alina Belekia, Associate in Arts. Savannah Courtney, Associate in Arts. Jocelyn Avila, Associate in Arts. Karen Paneta, Machining Information. Taylor Bryant, Associate in Arts. Clifton Massey, Baking and Pastry Arts, and Culinary Arts. (audience cheers and applauds) Justin Godwin, Culinary Arts. (audience cheers and applauds) Franklin Hamrick, Culinary Arts. (audience cheers and applauds) Jarvis Fluker, Culinary Arts. (audience cheers and applauds) Raylynne Balboa, Hospitality Management. Benea Toicheetah, Hospitality Management. Christopher Skolda, Welding Technology. Dalton Merit, Welding Technology. (audience cheers and applauds) Nicholas Allen, Welding Technology. Christian Ferrar, Welding Technology. Eric Kraumhuger, Welding Technology. Mark Samoran, Welding Technology. Jacob Lynn, Welding Technology. Robert Chapman, Associate
in Applied Science. Marcus Perkins, Diesel and
Heavy Equipment Technology. Alright. Robert Bear, Diesel and
Heavy Equipment Technology. Jamall Williams, Architectural Technology. Joshua Murray, Architectural Technology. Sophie Lisote, Associate in Arts. Rachel Henderson, Associate in Arts. Inuji Williams, Associate in Arts. Enya Macintosh, Associate in Arts. Emily Merrick, Associate in Arts. Tory Reeber, Associate Degree, Nursing. (audience cheers and applauds) Brooke Wright, Associate Degree, Nursing. (audience cheers and applauds) Sheela Brock, Interior Design. (audience cheers and applauds) Tony Alexander, Construction
Management Technology. Diego Raphael Rosales,
Associate in Science. Gwendolyn Davis, Associate in Arts. Elizabeth Jeffries, Associate in Arts. Angela Johnson, Office Administration. Delphia Florence, Medical
Office Administration. Lisa Harris, Associate in Arts. Anna Johnson, Dental Hygiene. Rachel Platenburger, Dental Hygiene. Colleen Swim, Dental Hygiene. Tatiana Gomez, Dental Hygiene. (audience cheers and applauds) Mitchell McGongos Garcia, Dental Hygiene. Heather Kirtchenheuter, Dental Hygiene. Kylie Gwen, Dental Hygiene. Mison Kim, Dental Hygiene. Brittany Reid, Dental Hygiene. Holly Johnston, Dental Hygiene. Grant Pruitt, Diesel and
Heavy Equipment Technology. Jose Ortez, Diesel and
Heavy Equipment Technology. Michael Fox, Diesel and
Heavy Equipment Technology. Brian Eyer, Diesel and
Heavy Equipment Technology. David Robbins, Diesel and
Heavy Equipment Technology. Anthony Pryor, Diesel and
Heavy Equipment Technology. Austin Colas, Diesel and
Heavy Equipment Technology. Koylon Robinson, Associate in Arts. Ronald Smith, Associate in Arts. Joshua Moore, Cosmetology. Jesus Zarrate Riviera,
Electrical Systems Technology. Colin Nelson, Associate in Arts. Robert von Hedrich, Associate in Arts. Qweyani Roti, Associate in Arts. Michael Winstead, Respiratory Therapy. Stephanie Smith, Respiratory Therapy. Elaina Burgray Ueva, Respiratory Therapy. Joseph Mitchell, Simulation
and Game Development. Richard Tucker, Simulation
and Game Development. Kendall Wicks, Simulation
and Game Development. Rebecca Wallace, Simulation
and Game Development. Christian Potts, Simulation
and Game Development. Daniel Ad Gunjaba, Associate in Arts. Jamerson Calvin, Associate in Arts. Athena Valentine, Business Administration. (audience cheers and applauds) – Patricia Karmenia, Associate in Arts. Elijah Mtamba, Mechanical
Engineering Technology. Michael Pruse, Mechanical
Engineering Technology. Shirley Sanchez, Mechanical
Engineering Technology. Anthony Williams, Associate in Arts. Julianne Keber, Associate in Arts. Kayley Smethers, Associate in Arts. Shantay Moore, Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology. (audience cheers and applauds) Katie Kelba, Information
Technologies, Web Technologies. Jesus Rodriguez Diaz,
Information Technology, software development,
information technology, and web technologies. Linda Plummer, Information Technologies, IT Business Analyst. Abigail Enu, Associate in Arts. Bashaha Hasawe, Associate in Arts. Jacob Sturm, Culinary Arts. Bernadette Franco, Culinary Arts. Bee Vang, Culinary Arts. (audience cheers and applauds) Claire DeLuca, Culinary Arts. Jonathan Black, Automotive
Systems Technology, Collision Repair, and
Refinishing Technology. David McCarty, Associate in Arts. Cory Williamson, Medical
Office Administration. (audience cheers and applauds) Marie Newman Willcock, Associate in Arts. (audience cheers and applauds) Colleen Goshnell, Paralegal Technology. Tammy Abernathy, Paralegal Technology. Christie Halcomb, Paralegal Technology. McKenzie Mason, Paralegal Technology. John Cronin, Associate in Arts. Christophal Formadal, Fire
Protection Technology. David Della Ukenaza, Electronics
Engineering Technology. Ariana Collins, Associate in Arts. Nathan Kroll, Civil
Engineering Technology. David Kamphelvong, Criminal
Justice Technology. Peter Kamphelvong, Graphic
Arts and Imaging Technology. Davis Kohl, Architectural Technology. Vanessa Dry, Associate in Arts. Kevin Thomas, Business Administration. (audience cheers and applauds) McKaya Burrows, Medical Assisting Diploma. (audience cheers and applauds) Vanessa Dry, Associate in Arts. Timother Macalvene,
Business Administration. Rose James, Criminal Justice Technology. Spencer M. Jones, Associate in Science, bio life sciences pathway. Jessica Siflawn, Associate in Arts. Jacqueline Falcon, Associate in Arts. Parker Mackin, Associate in Arts. Patsy Montsenzo, Associate in Arts. Maria Jimenez Dunega, Associate in Arts. Carly Maquena, Associate in Arts. Laura Rodriguez Gomez, Associate in Arts. Alejandra Salazar, Associate
in Arts, Associate in Science, bio life science pathway. Drake Davis, Human Services
Technology and Substance Abuse. Jewell Scott, Business
Administration, Human Resources. Rebecca Gowin, Associate in
Fine Arts and Visual Arts. Alessa Geiger, Computer
Technology Integration, IT Business Analysis. Jodette Hawkins, Associate in Arts. Peter Valery, Associate in Arts. (audience cheers and applauds) Alays Vanek, Associate in
Fine Arts and Visual Arts. Ashley Plummer, Paralegal Technology. Cory Cochran, Electrical
Systems Technology. Brad Johnson, Automotive
System Technology. Neesa Terell, Associate in Arts. Neo Asamvrell, Associate in Arts. Jeff Clements, Associate in Arts. Christopher Hicks, Associate in Arts. Sidney Short, Associate in Arts. Alexandra Akembra, Associate in Arts. Ashley Green, Associate in Arts. (audience cheers and applauds) Kalley Price, Associate in Arts. Jocanda Gwertin, Accounting. Alejandro Garcia, Accounting. Lillian Burch, Associate in Arts. Blen Ron, Mechanical
Engineering Technology. Donna Dominique, Construction
Management Technology. Armand Irwin, Electrical
Systems Technology. James Johnson,
Sustainability Technologies. Devin Stalworth,
Sustainability Technologies. Benjamin Hawkins, Associate in Arts. Michael Pyont, Associate in Fine Arts. Derill Melvin, Geometrics Technology. Robert Stockard, Associate in Arts. Nicholas Lux, Associate in Science, computer science pathway. Susannah Borego, Early
Childhood Education. Derrick Amos, Business Administration. Nundenza Murdava, Mechanics
Engineering and Technology. Jeremy Sherrol, Mechatronics,
Engineering Technology. Geneva Right, Associate in Arts. Felicia Henderson, Business
Administration, Human Resources. Andrew Clark, Associate in Engineering. Christopher Geraldino, Associate in Arts. Don Ward, Associate in
Arts, Paralegal Technology. Nora Williams, Automotive
Systems Technology. Brandon Shaw, Computer Technology,
Integration Information Assurance and Digital Forensics Diploma. Danner Amenziniez, Mechatronics
Engineering Technology. Christian Remshumair, Mechatronics
Engineering Technology. Sharon Heyward Gerard, Associate in Arts. Zara Kahn, Associate in Science,
bio life science pathway. Renee Russel, Associate in Arts. Hayley Christenberry, Health
Information Technology. Ashley Larsen, Health
Information Technology. Julie Payton, Health
Information Technology. Skye Peterson, Health
Information Technology. Susan Winzundas, Health
Information Technology. Kate Robertson, Health
Information Technology. Fudalina Hedia Felez, Associate in Arts. Rochelle Williams, Associate in Arts. Eric Stewarts, Associate
in Fine Arts Music. Danny Gomez, Automotive
Systems Technology. Norrine Smith, Business Administration. Jeremy Oats, Associate in Arts. Dana Muckaye, Criminal Justice Technology. Peter Nijin, Collision
Repair and Refinishing. Darrel Morrison, Collision
Repair and Refinishing, and Collision Repair and
Refinishing Technology. Laura Garcia, Collision
Repair and Refinishing. Neil Thompson, Automotive
Systems Technology. Cesar Figueroa, Automotive
Systems Technology. Quanisha Young, Associate in Arts. Zakayea Sergeant, Associate in Arts. Daniella Arbidello, Associate in Arts. Andrew Muwenzo, Associate in Arts. Latasha Fleming, Associate in Arts. Sanya Blackshear, Associate in Arts. Kevin Brown, Welding Technology. (audience cheers and applauds) Hetroo Kosar, Medical
Office Administration. Trinity Barnes, Dental Assisting. Sarah Saunders, Dental Assisting Diploma. Parker Ramsey, Associate
Degree in Nursing. Calvin Clark, Mechanical
Engineering Technology. Natalya Madrid, Associate in Arts. Tatiyana Brown, Culinary Arts. Radasaw January, Associate in Arts. Jacqueline Oswalt, Associate in Arts. (audience cheers and applauds) Alexis Nerunda, Associate in Arts. Elias Wise, Associate in Arts. Jonathan Salazars Vow,
Associate in Science, bio life science pathway. Lacie Cunningham, Associate in Arts. Jenna Freeman, Associate in Science, bio life science pathway. Daniel Holston, Associate in Arts. Angel Karunga, Associate in Arts. (audience cheers and applauds) Ana Hoovie Guten, Associate in Arts. Afavie Agaboye, Associate in Arts. Tarik Zubar, Associate in Arts. Anastasia Mayarova, Associate in Arts. Kayley Hewitt, Associate in Science, bio life science pathway. Vadeka Solant, Associate in Fine Arts. Sarah Hernandez, Associate in Arts. Jamila Fitzgerald, Human
Services Techonology, Substance Abuse. (audience cheers) – Majasta Diaz, Criminal
Justice Technology. Mahmoud Badran, Associate in Science. Ana Patino, Associate in Arts. Anhel Ruiz, Associate in Arts. Katarazina Lambert, Associate in Arts. Andrea Alexis Lopez,
Information Technology, Information Assurance
and Digital Forensics. Germisha Hargrove, Business Administration and Human Resources. Nicole Edge, Associate in Arts. Terry Smith, Associate in Arts. Jeremiah Hawkins, Construction
Management Technology. Gregory Brown Junior, Computer
Technology Integration Cloud and Virtualization Technologies, Network Administration Diploma. Meredith Falls, Interior Design. Shaya Beatty, Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology, Flexography. Bobby Gaitan, Office Administration. Amanda Seconger, Associate in Arts. Dora Mills, Human Services
Technology, Substance Abuse. Jimmy Cruze, Automotive
Systems Technology. Michael Olivieri, Automotive
Systems Technology. Kennetha Malone, Associate in Arts. Maria Dominquez, Associate in Arts. Fahad Kahn, Associate in Arts. Landon Tabadino, Associate in Arts. Deyonte Brown, Associate in Arts. (audience cheers and applauds) Rebecca Gataskaya,
Ophthalmic Medical Assistant. (audience cheers and applauds) Katherine Butler, Ophthalmic
Medical Assistant Diploma. Diana Bwatche, Ophthalmic
Medical Assistant. Catherine Lee, Respiratory Therapy. (audience cheers and applauds) Morgan Flow, Associate in Arts. Brooke Almazo, Paralegal Technology. Chin Vu, Associate in Arts. Aisha Mitchell, Associate in Arts. Emily Romero, Associate in Arts. Monica Sorenson, Associate in Arts. Sukdibh Singh, Associate in Arts. Iris Caruthers, Associate in Arts. Ethan Turner, Mechatronics
Engineering Technology. Christopher Phillips, Welding Technology. Jamall Stroud, Associate in Arts. Kelsey Gray, Associate in Arts. Logan Curry, Associate in Arts. Thomas Ortiz, Associate in Arts. Austin Perez, Mechanical
Engineering Technology. Michael Vary, Simulation
and Game Development. Fati Walldigorgeous, Associate in Arts. Haley Kazaya, Automotice
Systems Technology. Jennifer Wood, Paralegal Technology. Carlos Gonzales, Associate in Arts. Shayla Robertson, Medical Assisting. Kiara Wada, Medical Assisting. Lindsey Rich, Business Administration. Ramira Riva Denira, Associate in Science, bio life science pathway. Carlos Nogales Rodriguez,
Associate in Arts. Savannah Lily, Associate in Arts. Edwin Perez, Electrical
Systems Technology. Raven Brim, Associate in Arts. Justin Domingo, Associate in Engineering. Trung Nguyen, Mechanical
Engineering Technology. Stephanie Colindress, Associate in Arts. Jack Hill, Construction
Management Technology, and Sustainability Technology. Diane Whitley, Networking
Technology Diploma. Miller Pashcal, Paralegal Technology, Paralegal Technology Diploma. Anesa Jones, Criminal Justice Technology. (audience cheers and applauds) Megan McCollum, Medical Assisting, and Medical Assisting Diploma. Augustin Via Vicienzio,
Electrical Engineering Technology. Rodolpha Rivas, Electrical
Engineering Technology. Alice Smith, Broadcasting
and Production Technology. Paola Velez Pegwe,
Architectural Technology. Roma Bastillos, Associate in Arts. Colleen Pavolich,
Associate Degree Nursing. Scott Codol, Information
Technology, Web Technologies. Elizabeth Felco, Business Administration. Janel Shortridge, Pharmacy Technology. (audience cheers) Natasha Alexander, Pharmacy Technology. Diana Askew, Pharmacy Technology. Maleka Rammen, Associate in Arts. Quitina Howwey, Medical
Office Administration. Brandon Rocker, Computer
Technology Integration, Networking Technology Diploma. Brian Shell, Associate in Arts. Emmet Head, Associate in Arts. (audience cheers) Shacklin Booker, Business Administration. (audience cheers) Jeanine Smith, Associate in Arts. Ariadna Olivera, Associate in Arts. (audience cheers) Jalel Coke Towner, Associate in Arts. Octavia Sturdevant, Associate in Arts. (audience cheers) Justin Perry, Associate in Arts. Salina Swatak, Paralegal Technology. Tracy Hentsman, Paralegal Technology. Lee Christian Clinton,
Paralegal Technology Diploma. Linsdey Stanley, Paralegal Technology. Desiree Thompson, Dental Hygiene. Amanda Blackman, Associate in Arts. David Richards, Culinary Arts. Andrea Jasper, Associate in Arts. Mercedes Bolden, Associate in Arts. Shomari Mitchell, Early
Childhood Education. Andrea Leon Serrano, Associate in Arts. Emily Carcoski, Interpreter Education. Cheyenne Atkins Grant,
Interpreter Education. (audience cheers) Tabitha Stewart, Interpreter Education. Chelsea Ferrel, Interpreter Education. Alexander Sisson, Interpreter Education. Tiara Davis, Associate in Arts. Nicolas LaBarre, Information Technology, Information Assurance,
and Digital Forensics. Jarvi Gomez Rosas,
Associate Degree Nursing. Kimberin Saiturn,
Associate Degree Nursing. (audience cheers) Cyrus Williams, Associate in Arts. Shontarius Hall, Medical Assisting, Medical Assisting Diploma. Abigail Phoby, Office Administration. Kevin Gonzales, Associate in Science. Juan Pelez, Associate in Arts. Daha Benford, Daja? Daja Benford, Associate in Science. Richard Roncon, Associate in Arts. Allison Ray, Associate in Arts. Shannon Dean, Associate in Science, bio life science pathway. Shara Russel, Associate in Arts. Samantha Johnson, Associate in Arts. Shaquita West Gibson,
Early Childhood Education. Shayla Cochran Zaphir, Associate in Arts. Allison Vilejos, Associate in Arts. Nicholas LeClair, Associate in Arts. Stephanie Hernandez, Associate in Arts. Danielle Figueroa Del Moro,
Associate in Fine Arts and Music Heather Ward, Medical
Laboratory Technology. Kristen McQuester, Office
Administration Legal. Kayla Harker, Associate in Arts. (audience cheers) Amber Smith Waters,
Advertising and Graphic Design. Natalie Vera, Advertising
and Graphic Design. Lawrence Shinehoff, Medical
Laboratory Technology. Sabrina Higgenbotham, Medical
Laboratory Technology. Ruby Ortiz, Associate in Arts
and Associate in Science. Ashley Price, Business
Administration, Human Resources. Joe Hurr, Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology. Kalisa Pang, Dental Assisting. Chivani Arnold, Dental Assisting. Jessican Mahiya, Dental Assisting Diploma. Mallory Treadway, Dental Assisting. (audience cheers) Rosario Brown, Dental Assisting. Germaine Monroe, Associate in Arts. Vincent Bailey, Associate in Arts. Alma Arias, Associate in Arts. (audience cheers) Genesis Alviar, Associate in Arts. (audience cheers) Melissa Orr, Associate in Arts. Jamisha Watson, Medical
Office Administration. (audience cheers) Lucretia Neil Bordy, Associate in Arts. Godson Gene, Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, bio
life sciences pathway. Bow Nguyen, Mechanical
Engineering Technology. Jorge Sanchez, Associate in Arts. Kyla Clavell, Associate in Arts. Raymond Hanna, Advanced
Automotive Systems Technology. Kaneya Webster, Associate in Arts. (audience cheers) Eduardo Rajo Gomez,
Automotive Systems Technology. Monica Rojas, Associate in Arts. Jamail Dumas, Interior Design, Residential Interior Decoration Diploma. Sharell Roberson, Associate in Arts. Robert Mobley, Collision
Repair and Refinishing. Kaylynne Lee Clair, Associate in Arts. Dusty Wallace, Associate in Arts. Jonathan Jones, Associate in Arts. Letta Hymenat Habitarium,
Associate in Arts. Megdalawit Habitarium, Associate in Arts. Jerry Watson, Associate in Arts. (audience cheers) Kara Watson, Associate in Arts. Sheila Bates, Early Childhood Education. Jomo Wabi Busase, Global
Logistics and Distribution. Goldie Cuffie, Associate in Arts. Sarah Wemba, Associate in Arts. Samantha Wemba, Associate in Arts. Oliweeka Grant, Associate in Arts. (audience cheers) Amanda Gibbs, Culinary Arts. Megan Osborne, Culinary Arts. Tyler Salmon, Associate in Arts. Melagros Marker, Associate in Arts. Lequira Wright, Associate in Arts. Lyanne Rivera, Associate in Arts. Julia Hall, Associate in Arts. Jazid Dareche, Associate in Engineering. Marianna Bernal, Associate in Arts. George Thomas, Associate in Arts. Justin Kapoff, Respiratory Therapy. (audience cheers) Ann Santoli, Culinary Arts. Stephen Hunting, Culinary Arts. Kelly Anne Pearson, Culinary Arts. (audience cheers) Samantha Ledbetter, Culinary Arts. (audience cheers) Tina Vargo, Culinary Arts. Kendra Foster Capers, Associate in Arts. (audience cheers) Layla Graham, Culinary Arts. (audience cheers) Dorylnne Fortas Abaria, Culinary Arts. Paola Paneta, Culinary Arts. Lachelle Waters, Associate in Arts. Xavier Bonomere, Culinary Arts. (audience cheers) Jalie Fernandez, Interior Design. Susan Heywood, Interior Design. Brandi Berry, Associate in Arts. Rachel Waters, Paralegal Technology. Tonya Blakely, Ophthalmic
Medical Assistant. Yaya Alvinaibot, Accounting. Marcus Jefferson, Culinary Arts. Lacy Chicata, Culinary Arts. Michael Diaz, Associate in Arts. Raymond Burkell, Associate in Arts. Cameron Canning, Construction
Management Technology. – Ready?
– Yeah, whenever you are. – Alexis Baker, Associate in Arts. Sarah Thrasher, Associate in Arts. Amelia Smith, Business Administration. Terren Spinner, Accounting. Analisa Sanson, Automotive
Systems Technology. Elizabeth Hack, Business Administration. Gregory Holden, Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology Flexography. Kelsey Delaney, Paralegal Technology. Dustin Brigham, Associate in Arts. Bunlee Hang, Associate in
Arts, Associate in Science, bio life science pathway. Hayden Howard, Automotive
Systems Technology. Tatyana Monsayvow, Associate in Arts. Joana Espano Martinez, Associate in Arts. (audience cheers) Judith Calviho, Associate in Arts. Charvay Morgan, Information Technology, IT Business Analysis. Allison Bruquenas, Associate
in Arts, Associate in Science, bio life science pathway. Andrew Marinelli, Associate in Arts. Monsorat Joreyo, Medical
Office Administration. Sarah Fernandez, Medical
Office Administration. (audience cheers) Lindsey Stark, Office
Administration, Legal. Chelsea Colina, Colonia,
Medical Office Administration. Gary Marrow Junior,
Information Technology, Technology, Network Technologies. Gary Morrow Junior. Travis Shones, Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology and Diploma. Samantha Valmokina
Malfusina, Culinary Arts. Charley Paralta, Culinary Arts. Simon Newkirk, Culinary Arts. Olivia Kaplan, Associate in Science, bio life science pathway. Marion Magina, Associate in Science, bio life science pathway. Roxanna Gomez, Medical Assisting. Susan Dawes, Medical
Office Administration. Kiara Moriela, Associate in Arts. Abraham Davis, Automotive
Systems Technology. Marina Hernandez, Associate in Arts. Yasmin Hasan, Early Childhood Education. Heba Katoo, Early Childhood Education. Sarah Clark, Medical
Office Administration. Rockay Lashaday Clyburne,
Associate in Arts. Raquila Shaday Clyburne,
Associate in Arts. Bryan Brock, Architectural Technology. Holly Carston, Pharmacy Technology. McKenzie Staples, Pharmacy Technology. Roberto Escobar, Associate in Arts. Sharell Simons, Associate in Arts. (audience cheers) Taiquisha Matthews,
Business Administration. Stephanie Lorenzo, Medical
Office Administration. Nicole Casina, Medical
Office Administration. Bryan Weather, Simulation
and Game Development. Aaron Barilla, Associate in Arts. Doris Nor Ula, Accounting. Gail Johnson, Associate in Arts. Lorenzo Genero, Associate in Arts. Sadat Roach, Culinary Arts. Josh Krynock, Medical
Engineering Technology. Gerbeto Mazil Karav, Fire
Protection Technology. Ryan Moore, Associate in Arts. Juan Poo, Automotive Systems Technology. Daisy Day Leon, Associate in Arts. Daray Ana Moore A Dalay Desma,
Architectural Technology. Amara Morjan, Human Services Technology. Veronica Madrid, Human
Services Technology. (audience cheers) Ashleigh Reyes, Human Services Technology, Developmental Disabilities. (audience cheers) Stephanie Riggins, Human
Services Technology, Developmental Disabilities. Donna Bowman, Human Services Technology. Lauren Warrick, Human Services Technology. Megan Hamman, Human Services Technology, Developmental Disabilities. Tina Black, Human Services technology. Paris Baisley, Human Services Technology. Roslynn Canard, Human Services Technology. Thomas Donnagin, Associate in Arts. Patel Ponchal, Associate in Arts. Jacob Norby, Associate in Arts. Kayla Williams, Business Administration. Robin Thomas, Business Administration. (audience cheers) Gabrial Blakely, Computer
Integrated Machining. Cameron Webb, Associate in Arts. Joseph Gwen, Associate in Arts. Alana Solder, Associate in Arts. (audience cheers) Bryan Patino, Automotive
Systems Technology. Alexander Anderson,
Automotive Systems Technology. Rasheeda Freeman, Associate in Arts. Lanny Stanley, Associate in Arts. Shirley Ray, Accounting. Amy Gomez, Associate in Arts. Caleb Modoo, Associate in Arts. Orhan Patsiza, Community
Integrated Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology. Elijah Johnson, Broadcasting
and Production Technology. Arisele Guivera Solas, Associate in Arts. Lucia Guivera Solas, Associate in Arts. Nick Stairsbock, Construction
Management Technology. Amit Koley, Information Technology. Amy Thompson, Business Administration. Joycelynn McDonald, Early
Childhood Education. Diane Iris, Associate in Science. Fedrick Byner, Collision
Repair and Refinishing. Sean Lopez, Associate in Arts. Laurie Johnson, Early Childhood Education. Deborah Drakeford, Early
Childhood Education. Rhonda Crawford, Early
Childhood Education. Anne Clarke, Early Childhood Education. Deborah Matthews, Early
Childhood Education. Aria Bompas, Associate in Arts. Got you. Dianesqua Hernandez, Associate in Science, bio life science pathway. Sabrina Wright, Associate in Arts. Rodrick Nissue, Turf Grass
Management Technology. (audience cheers) Luis Palacios, Construction
Management Technology. James Marcos Gomez,
Automotive Systems Technology. Courntey Gallioto,
Business Administration. Ada Akala, Associate in Arts. Clair Collins, Computer
Technology Integration. Lynne Taylor, Health
Information Technology. Christopher Marcos Gomez,
Automotive Systems Technology. Erin Kyle Bernardo,
Automotive Systems Technology. Kevin Jong, Automotive Systems Technology. Jamie Nelson, Information
Technology, Network Technologies. Amir Ali Jar, Associate in Science. Andrew Kuznits, Associate in Arts. Matthew Kuznits, Associate in Arts. Eric Lopez Mora. Jared Blank, Associate in Arts. Daniel Kekenseen? Kekaisin, Welding Technology. Jacoby Johnson, Computer
Integrated Machining. Maxine Marril, Associate in Arts. Dime Mamoujet, Global
Logistics and Distribution. Anjelica Vaughn, Associate in Arts. Tanica McMad, Associate in Arts. Crystal Ashley, Associate in Arts. Samuel Smith, Associate in Arts. Stephanie Anata Tiva, Associate in Arts. Christian Candolo, Associate in Science, Associate in Science,
bio life science pathway. Dorkus Candola, Associate in Arts. Navika Bird Shine, Associate in Arts. Deshaun Done, Associate in Arts. Albert Rodriguez, Automotive
System Technology. Jessica Burrows, Associate in Arts. Nixon Wright, Associate in Arts. Fred Chism, Accounting. Nequita Wilson, Early Childhood Education. (audience cheers) Constant Curry, Early Childhood Education. Kirsten Helms, Associate in Science, Dental Assisting Diploma. Adrian Sortor, Associate in Arts. (audience cheers) Madeleine Stephens, Associate in Arts. John Kamacho, Construction
Management Technology. Just call you June? Phelonius Brooks, Junior,
Paralegal Technology Diploma. Kaniqua Mack, Associate in Arts. (audience cheers) Jacob Blackwelder, Associate in Arts. David Shirley, Associate in Arts. Michael Rosenfeld, Associate in Science, bio life science pathway. Lauren Granham, Associate in Science, bio life science pathway. Abby Galant Gregarless, Associate in Arts. Rosalyn Shiron, Associate in Arts. Crystal Posey, Associate in Arts. Ciana Alexander, Medical
Office Administration. (audience cheers) Elijah Akbar, Associate in Arts. (audience cheers) Jonathan Mtumbo Membya, Associate in Arts. Megan Tiester, Information Technology, Information Insurance
and Digital Forensics. Victor Glover, Associate in Arts. Maya Wells, Associate in Science. Verala Vanla, Associate in Arts. Karina Gurda Yumoz, Associate in Science. David Ingrasia, Associate in Arts. Victoria… Victoria Whitley, Associate in Arts. Jeez louise. Shirley Salee, Early Childhood Education. Natasha Underwood, Human Services
Technology Substance Abuse Elizabeth Walls, Associate in Arts. Dolan Williams, Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology. Natalie Botumbo, Associate in Arts. David Gamble, Associate in Engineering. Danielle Caldwell, Computer
Technology Integration. Kayle Butos, Surgical Technology. Kennedy Beatty, Surgical Technology. Miranda Lipscomb, Surgical Technology. Janita Wade, Surgical Technology. Shega Vala, Surgical Technology. Kassandra Johnson, Surgical Technology. (audience cheers) Carmen Miller, Surgical Technology. Ashley Garten, Surgical Technology. Laura Anderson, Surgical Technology. Amber Hampton, Surgical Technology. Evon Copleman, Surgical Technology. Yalaina Carlson, Surgical Technology. Melissa Hill, Surgical Technology. Claire Price, Surgical Technology. Kimberly Salder, Early
Childhood Education. Alicia Amor, Early Childhood Education. Ciana Smith, Early Childhood Education. Kaday Jatu Toray, Associate in Arts. Shantay JaHill, Medical
Office Administration. Santana Wolf, Early Childhood Education. Latarius Poe, Cosmetology. Shanita Sturdevant, Cosmetology. Melissa Holland, Cosmetology. (audience cheers) Robin Lyons, Associate in Arts. Daniel Wright, Associate in Arts. Charles Renner, Information Technology, Networking Technologies. Matthew Townsend, Information Technology, Information Assurance,
and Digital Forensics. Adam Armor, Information Technology, Information Assurance,
and Digital Forensics. D’Angelo Floyd, Associate in Science, bio life science pathway,
Associate in Science, computer science pathway. Mary Odibo, Early Childhood Education. Afton Scott, Associate in
Science, bio life science pathway. Alexis Lawson, Associate in Science. Natalya Lewingez, Associate in Arts. Emily Nunez, Associate in Arts. Jennifer Bryant, Associate in Arts. Adrian Young, Associate in Arts. William Bell, Associate in Science, bio life science pathway. Yabin Sanchez, Associate in
Arts, Business Administration. Bertha Vargaz, Paralegal Technology. Genesis Narry, Business Administration. First Name? Ajoli Paria, Associate in Arts. Shelly Williams, Associate in Arts. Andrea Thames, Office
Administration, Legal. Raven Moore, Associate in Arts. Natalie Amalia, Accounting. Gotcha. Talifa Singleton, Associate in Fine Arts. Talayfa, Singleton. Shamail Williams, Wilson,
Business Administration. You ready? Ismael Otu, Broadcasting
and Production Technology. – Ryan Burnett, Associate in Arts. Eric Vialette, Associate in Arts. America Henry, Associate in Arts. Gary Akers, Construction
Management Technology. Christian Chandler,
Electrical Systems Technology. Natasha Parker, Paralegal Technology. Abraham Varquez, Pharmacy Technology. Omar Dia, Associate in Science, and Associate in Science
bio life science pathway. John Nivens, Cardiovascular Technology, invasive and non invasive. Christopher Wilson,
Cardiovascular Technology, invasive and non invasive. Allison Caldwell,
Cardiovascular Technology invasive and non invasive. Rebecca Stooks, Cardiovascular Technology invasive and non invasive. Sarah Bessumenia,
Cardiovascular Technology invasive and non invasive. Jessica Minika, Cardiovascular Technology, invasive and non invasive. Tatiana Kahn, Cardiovascular Technology, invasive and non invasive. Christa Goodman Basden,
Cardiovascular Technology, invasive and non invasive. Jeffery Pugh, Cardiovascular Technology, invasive and non invasive. Ricky Clemens, Business Administration. Tiffany Garces, Associate in Arts. Nazarena Campos, Associate in Arts. Lauren Ambo, Broadcasting
and Production Technology. Raisina Shipley, Associate in Arts. Victoria Swingby, Associate in Nursing. Adolpho Torres, Non Destructive
Examination Technology. Ashley Stone, Non Destructive
Examination Technology. Franklin Ooza, Non Destructive
Examination Technology. Samantha Pardo, Associate in Arts. Samantha Goines, Medical Technology. Myra Hernandez, Medical
Laboratory Technology. Thida May, Medical Laboratory Technology. Brandon George, Medical
Laboratory Technology. Divya Patel, Medical
Laboratory Technology. Vivian Painter, Medical
Laboratory Technology. Bridget Peoples, Associate in Arts. Olivia Lane, Associate in Arts. Luis Coral, Collision
Repair and Refinishing. Bryan Bittle, Medical
Office Administration. (audience cheers) Keza Shaos, Medical Office Administration. Chelsea Prince, Accounting,
account, Accounting Diploma. Olivia Spencer, Associate in Arts. Charity Owens, Criminal
Justice Technology. Diana Benson, Interior Design. (audience cheers) Danielle Norman, Associate in Arts. William Lamonde, Business Administration. Carla Padoski, Associate in Arts. Stephanie Gusman, Associate in Arts. Marissa Parker, Associate in Science, bio life science pathway. Christie Copley, Advertising
and Graphic Design. Isaiah Debaka, Associate in Arts. Lacretia Harman, Cosmetology. Synthenie Lorette, Medical
Office Administration. Marissa Modola, Dental Hygiene. Nicole Jones, Dental Hygiene. Gabriella Johnson, Dental Hygiene. Madison Rosel, Associate in Arts. Sydney Morris, Associate in Arts. Twyla Smallwood, Business
Administration Human Resources. Cailin Tatro, Office Administration, Medical Office Administration, and Office Administration Legal. Laura Roland, Associate in Arts. Valeria Ward, Human Services. Alaron Spears, Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology. Michael Jackson, Business Administration. (audience cheers) Dominique Johnson, Associate in Arts. Uwaya Amir Hukannen, Associate in Arts. Frederic Nongui, Associate in Arts. Layane Bachi, Associate in Arts. Genesha Rone, Pharmacy Technology. Demethius Hill Walker,
Business Administration Human Resources. Marissa Roberts, Associate in Arts. Vincent Hodnet, Associate in Arts. Lakarie Woodard, Business Administration. Eugenia Joyce, Human Services Technology. Patricia Adams, Human Services Technology. Chahara French, Human Services Technology. Lilian Wafford, Associate in Arts. Alicia MacDuffy, Associate in Arts. (audience cheers) Brittany Mulligan, Associate in Arts. (audience cheers) Nikita Nasrie, Associate in Science, bio. Brie Connor, Paralegal Technology. Simon Trinidad, Non Destructive
Examination Technology. Jamie Thomas, Associate in Arts. Amin Asholia, Associate in Engineering. Haruna Yakumba, Associate in Arts. Sator Lor, Computer Integrated Machining. Miguel Torres, Advertising
and Graphic Design. Natalie Carter, Advertising
and Graphic Design. Lorena Nunes, Advertising
and Graphic Design. Renee Ray May, Advertising
and Graphic Design. Stephanie Gibson Myles,
Advertising and Graphic Design. Jeffrey Rhinehart,
Architectural Technology. Elizabeth Ramirez, Advertising
and Graphic Design. Melissa Patriso, Advertising
and Graphic Design. Wayne Wilkins, Associate in Arts. John Daldel, Business Administration
International Business. Tyrone Broom, Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology Diploma. Elizabeth Cherry, Cosmetology, and Associate in Applied Sciences. Lanisia Thomas, Cosmetology, Associate in Applied Sciences. Regina French, Cosmetology
and Applied Science. Maria Ramirez, Cosmetology. Martha Ventura, Cosmetology. Charity Floyd, Culinary Art. Sintera Sinkler, Cosmetology. Pharida Taseba, Cosmetology. Casey Littlefield, Cosmetology. (audience cheers) Patricia Kanos, Cosmetology. Holly Zaznent, Cosmetology. Victoria Reynolds, Cosmetology. Evelyn Spencer, Cosmetology. Lynne Tron, Cosmetology. Shirley Kosinero, Cosmetology. (audience cheers) Sharon Williams, Criminal
Justice Technology. Samantha Farley, Associate in Arts. Suzad Hussein, Information
Technology, Network Technologies. Chris Huluvas, Automotive
System Technology, Automotive Systems Technology Diploma. Assouzay, Farenday Assouzay, Accounting. Fereni Gomoleskow, Accounting. Jacob Brooks, Welding Technology. Vanessa Cullen, Computer
Technology Integration. Vanessa Colone, Computer
Technology Integration, and Cyber Crime and
Digital Forensics Diploma. Astania Saw, Associate in Arts. Carly Valaznak, Associate in Arts. Lay Roush, Associate in Arts. Jevon Richardson, Associate in Arts. Eric Stitt, Computer
Technology Integration. Ana Valez, Associate in Arts. Carlos Velez, Associate in Arts. – Amy Melendez, Paralegal Technology. (audience cheers) Stephanie Kubidez, Associate in Arts. Yessica Matute Arias, Associate in Arts. Robbie Handen, Computer
Technology Integration, Cyber Crime, and Information
Systems Security Diploma Sayura Valdez Romera, Associate in Arts. Tu Nguyen, Associate in Arts. Anya Farer, Business Administration,
International Business. Sarah Park, Associate in Arts. Maria Rio Frio, Paralegal Technology. Jessica Hicks, Associate in Arts. Stephanie M Dodson, Associate in Science, bio life science pathway,
and Associate in Arts. Daniel Biggs, Associate in Arts. Nashel Dunlap, Associate in Arts. (audience cheers) Sharrel Hamilton Crawford,
Hospitality Management. Cedric Irrikoza, Associate
in Applied Science, Computer Technology. Brendan Bishop, Paralegal Technology. (audience cheers) Kevin Lee, Associate in Arts. Kimberly Monge, Associate in Arts. Zulema Ariola Embris, Associate in Arts. (audience cheers) George Works, Welding Technology. (audience cheers) Garrett Blackwell, Computer
Integrated Machining. Gerald Griffin, Computer
Integrated Machining. Deja Farmer, Associate in Arts. Josiah White, Associate in Arts. (audience cheers) Jason Delpezzo, Physical
Therapy Assistant. Casey Kembrough, Physical
Therapy Assistant. Caitlyn Fox, Physical Therapist Assistant. Carolyn Lee, Physical Therapist Assistant. Tom Quotch, Associate in Arts. Helen Amaro Rivera, Associate in Science, computer science pathway. Tamazey Grant, Business Administration. John Morris, Information Technology, Information Assurance,
and Digital Forensics. Tedgmo Armidoko, Associate in Arts. Lata Susnero, Associate in Arts. Daniel Pena, Associate in Arts. (audience cheers) Maki Masalayinga, Associate
Mechanics Engineering Technology Nicholas Kdazi Mbala, Electronics
Engineering Technology. Tiri Kamobongo, Civil
Engineering Technology. Congratulations. Amani Clark, Associate in Arts. (audience cheers) Deja Kasaya, Associate in Arts. Sharika Rashad, Associate in Arts. (audience cheers) Heather Blevins, Associate in Arts. Carlos Martinez, Associate in Arts. Jordan Payne, Associate in Arts. (audience applauds and cheers at length) – Hello? I’m so tired I forgot where we were! How was that? (audience cheers and applauds) Will the candidates for
graduation please rise? (audience cheers and applauds) By the authority vested in
me by the governing board of Central Piedmont Community College, it is my pleasure to confer
with all honors and privileges apertaining thereto
the appropriate degree, diploma, or certificate
upon these graduates. So as custom dictates, you
may now move your tassel to the left side of your cap.
(audience cheers and applauds) I would like to extend my
gratitude and appreciation to all of our platform
guests for being here this evening, or this morning, excuse me. Now Mr. Dan Rikert will
announce the benediction. (audience yells) – Lets pray. Dear God we pray for our graduates today, and lift them before you. During this season of new beginnings, we ask that you would
make their way clear, that you would watch over
them and protect them and fill them with joy and hope. We ask for your wisdom and clear
direction over their lives. May your grace and peace rest upon them. Dear God, go before them and
may they influence this world for good in all of their endeavors. In your name we pray, amen. (audience cheers and applauds) Just a few instructions,
please remain in your seats until the recessional is
over and the platform guests, faculty, and graduates
have exited the arena. At that time please exit
out of the front doors, and greet the graduates at
the front of the coliseum. And again, congratulations. (audience cheers and applauds) (triumphant organ fanfare)