North Texas

(RED OAK, Texas) – More than 40 graduates received certificates and associate degrees at Texas State Technical College’s Summer 2019 Commencement held Friday, Aug. 16, at the Waxahachie Civic Center.

“As we come to the close of another semester, it is exciting to witness yet another group of students-turned-graduates talk about job offers and opportunities that lie before them,” said Marcus Balch, TSTC’s provost for the North Texas campus. “All have worked tremendously hard to reach this milestone in their educational career, and it is quite easy to see just how excited each one is to begin their new chapter.”

Some students have already been hired for jobs in their fields.

Edward Price of Alvarado will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Diesel Equipment Technology. 

“My wife and I discussed it to take it a little bit easier as we get closer to retirement,” he said. “Teaching had been discussed. In 2016, I got injured and had to have surgery on my knee and that did not heal well, so my ability to go back on the floor as a diesel mechanic was over. I had to make a career change.”

Price has been hired to teach Diesel Equipment Technology at TSTC’s Fort Bend County campus in Rosenberg.

“I am looking forward to it,” he said. “I am nervous. I have been a trainer on many jobs, but I have not taught in a classroom environment. I think everything is going to be good.”

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