(MARSHALL, Texas) – Texas State Technical College honored its spring graduates Saturday morning with a drive-in celebration.
Instructors lined up on both sides of the entrance to TSTC to cheer graduates and their relatives as they drove by in decorated vehicles.
Barton Day, provost of TSTC’s Marshall campus, read off the names of graduates and gave them diploma covers. An area was designated for graduates to take photographs with their relatives. The actual diplomas and certificates have been mailed to graduates.
“Our congratulations are sincere and our pride in your accomplishments enduring,” Day told attendees. “Coursework completion was made especially challenging this semester, but you stuck with it and here you are today.”
Instructors were happy to see their students take the next big step in their lives.
“Our students graduating have seen unprecedented changes in their lives in a short amount of time,” said Philip Miller, an instructor in TSTC’s Welding Technology program. “They have pushed through the hard times and shown their mettle. Though the future is uncertain, they will help forge the next great generation and be the leaders we need moving forward.”
Edward Chaney, lead instructor in TSTC’s Industrial Systems program, said he admired the students’ work in completing their classes in trying circumstances.
“I applaud each and every one of them for climbing the hurdles placed before them and never giving up,” he said. “Their perseverance and drive to succeed is what makes TSTC what and who we are today. We are totally focused on changing the lives of our students, as our lives are equally changed by our students.”
For more information on Texas State Technical College, go to tstc.edu.