(HUTTO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College honored its spring graduates Friday with a drive-in celebration.
Instructors and staff members lined up at the entrance to the East Williamson County Higher Education Center and cheered graduates and their relatives as they drove onto campus in decorated vehicles. Participating graduates were eligible for a drawing to win a professional diploma frame and other prizes.
Some graduates took photos in front of a TSTC-themed banner and received a diploma cover and yard sign before leaving campus. The actual diplomas and certificates have been mailed to graduates.
“We are trying to limit contact with each other,” said Chemese Armstrong, TSTC’s campus enrollment officer.
This is the first time TSTC has honored its graduates in this manner.
“We want to show them we are proud, and this is our way of doing that,” Armstrong said.
Instructors were happy to see their students take the next big step in their lives.
“As an industry, culinary arts is fortunate to have such innovative minds pursuing their careers, especially in times like this when the making and breaking of businesses is completely contingent on their adaptability,” said Nelson Adams, lead instructor of TSTC’s Culinary Arts program.
Joshua Schier, an instructor in TSTC’s Cybersecurity program, said graduates are ready to enter a workforce that has seen dramatic changes this year.
“We who celebrate all your achievements at TSTC are certain of one thing: You will not let us down,” he said. “You are TSTC graduates!”
For more information on Texas State Technical College, go to tstc.edu.