(ABILENE, Texas) – More than 70 West Texas graduates were honored during Texas State Technical College’s Spring 2022 Commencement on Thursday, April 28.
Graduates were presented with associate degrees or certificates of completion by TSTC’s West Texas provost Andy Weaver, who congratulated them on their accomplishments.
“We know that a new journey awaits you as you get on the road to your career and profession that you are seeking,” Weaver said. “We are proud and excited for you as we share your accomplishment with your family and friends. We recognize the commitment and perseverance it took to reach this milestone.”
The graduates walked the Abilene Convention Center stage to the applause and cheers of their family and friends. The graduates seemed excited to begin their next journey.
“My time at TSTC felt short,” said Wind Energy Technology graduate James Chung, who earned an Associate of Applied Science degree. “I have met some wonderful instructors and have lifelong friends. I am now looking forward to beginning my new journey, thanks to TSTC.”
Electrical Power and Controls graduate Robert Allmand said he overcame personal obstacles to complete his Associate of Applied Science degree.
“I went through so much for the past two years, but I was committed to completing my degree,” he said. “My classmates pulled me through, and it is rewarding to be a graduate.”
Scott Hewitt, who received an Associate of Applied Science degree in Paramedic, said TSTC provided him with a valuable career.
“This is a big check I can take off my to-do list,” he said. “This is where I started, and I knew this is where I am supposed to finish.”
Josh Leath, who earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Wind Energy Technology, knew TSTC would lead him to a career in the wind energy field.
“I knew I would go into the wind industry from the start,” he said. “Everyone at TSTC prepared me for this, and I will be forever grateful.”
Registration for the summer and fall semesters is underway. For more information, visit tstc.edu.