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WKCTC to Hold Spring 2016 Commencement May 7

PADUCAH, KY (April 28, 2016) - West Kentucky Community and Technical College will honor more than 780 candidates for graduation during commencement ceremonies at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, May 7 at the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center. There will also be a pinning ceremony held prior to commencement at 11:30 a.m. for nursing students to receive pins.

Glenn David Denton, a partner with Denton Law Firm, PLLC in Paducah, will be the keynote speaker for both commencement ceremonies. Denton practices law throughout western Kentucky and southern Illinois. He is the chair of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, the coordinating board for Kentuckys postsecondary education system. He will serve as Council chair through January 2017.

A 1992 Centre College graduate and a 1995 graduate of Northern Kentucky University, Chase College of Law, Denton serves on the board of directors of The Paducah Bank and Trust Company, Paducah Bank Shares, Inc. and Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky in Louisville.

WKCTC students Corey Nance and Jake Hugenroth will be the student speakers. They were named to the 2016 KCTCS All-Academic Team, which recognizes outstanding students of community and technical colleges.

Its a wonderful honor to be able to represent this college and my fellow students, said 20-year-old Nance of McCracken County. Being selected for the KCTCS-All Academic Team shows me that all my hard work has definitely paid off. You only live once; you need to do all you can while you're here.

Nance, a Community Scholarship Program student who wants to become a mechanical engineer, said attending WKCTC has changed his life and made him a more mature student and man. He plans to transfer to the University of Kentucky this fall.

Jake Hugenroth has always had a passion for technology, knowing from a young age he wanted to pursue a career that involved computers. He said attending WKCTC allowed him to jumpstart his career in network administration.

I was able to pass my certification exams for my Cisco CCNA certification on the first try thanks to what I have learned here, said Hugenroth, a 20-year old Marshall County native. I was also able to get two different internships thanks to my instructors and my advisor. Thats all on top of all of the knowledge Ive gained through my courses here.

Hugenroth works in Mayfield and plans to transfer to Murray State University in the fall to work toward a bachelors degree and additional computer networking certifications.

Registration for summer and fall classes at WKCTC is currently underway. Call 1-(855) GO-WKCTC or visit westkentucky.kctcs.edu for class offerings. Fall classes begin August 15.