Media release: Chattahoochee Tech honored 445 students from the state’s largest technical college during two commencement ceremonies held on Thursday, May 10, at the Clarence Brown Conference Center in Cartersville. Students from 45 programs of study in the college’s six-county service area crossed the stage to receive a technical certificate of credit, diploma or an Associate of Applied Science degree.
As students gathered in preparation for commencement, they shared their plans for the future and expressed gratitude for their positive educational experiences at Chattahoochee Tech.
Dalen Quinn, of Bartow County, graduated with a diploma in Welding and Joining Technology. “I plan to keep working at my career and building on it,” said Quinn, who noted that he has already secured a welding job in Acworth.
Victoria Brogdon, of Bartow County, graduated with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Accounting. “My Mom inspired me to go into Accounting,” said Brogdon, who noted that her mother also is an Accountant. “I’m looking into opening up my own tax firm.”
Also of Bartow County, Dual Enrollment student Cheyanne Head graduated with a diploma in Air Conditioning Technology. Head, a graduating senior at Woodland High School, plans to enlist in the U.S. Army and study to be a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic. “I’ve been studying Automotive Technology for a few years, and I knew that if I went to school for Air Conditioning Technology, it would make it easier to work on that for cars,” said Head. “If I have problems with my own car, I can fix that too!”
Chattahoochee Tech Engineering Technologies Lead Instructor Stephanie O’Donoghue delivered the commencement address for both graduation ceremonies. O’Donoghue recently received the State 2018 Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction, Georgia’s top award for a technical college instructor, presented annually by the Technical College System of Georgia.
For more information, visit www.ChattahoocheeTech.edu.