(WACO, Texas) – More than 300 graduates from Texas State Technical College’s Waco campus received associate degrees and certificates of completion at TSTC’s Spring 2022 Commencement held Saturday at The BASE at Extraco Events Center in Waco.
“These students have worked hard,” said Kevin Kluck, lead instructor in TSTC’s Diesel Equipment Technology program. “This day is to honor them.”
Several TSTC graduates already have jobs.
Kayla Schescke, of Belton, received an Associate of Applied Science degree in Robotics Technology. She will begin work in mid-May as an automation technician at Samsung Austin Semiconductor. She was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society.
“It doesn’t feel real,” Schescke said about graduating. “It feels like I will go to class on Monday. But, it (graduating) is the greatest feeling in the world.”
Schescke said she enjoyed the hands-on labs she did in her program. She was among seven students from the Waco campus graduating this semester in the Robotics Technology program.
Some TSTC graduates are in the process of landing jobs.
Latisha Mitchell, of Lubbock, graduated with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Environmental Technology. She previously received an Associate of Applied Science degree in Occupational Safety Compliance Technology from TSTC.
“I’m proud of myself,” Mitchell said. “I did it.”
Mitchell left her career as a certified nursing assistant to pursue her degrees at TSTC. She said she is still looking for the right job for her in her new career field.
Tristan von Seltmann, of Manor, received an Associate of Applied Science degree in Airframe Powerplant Technology. The degree goes along with the Associate of Applied Science degree in Avionics Technology and the Associate of Applied Science degree in Airframe Powerplant Technology that he had previously received from TSTC. He was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society.
“That was pretty much my plan,” von Seltmann said about earning three associate degrees.
He said he is glad that he attended TSTC and will miss the tightknit community. He hopes to get a job at L3Harris Technologies in Waco.
Registration for the summer and fall semesters is underway. For more information, go to tstc.edu.