More than 350 students graduated and received a degree, diploma or certificate. Of that 350, 281 students participated in CCTC Commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. this past Friday, May 5.
Presentation of Colors was by Crestwood High School and Career Services Coordinator Jason Brown sang the National Anthem. Executive Director for Research and Institutional Effectiveness Dr. Jessica Lea gave the Commencement address for the 10 a.m. ceremony and English Instructor Amanda Humphries for the 3 p.m. ceremony. The degrees, diplomas and certificates were presented to the graduates by CCTC President Dr. Kevin Pollock.
Academic Program Manager for Machine Tool and CNC Technology Eddie Humphries was presented with the E.C. “Red” Kneece Teaching Excellence Award. Eddie holds an Associate Degree in Applied Science from CCTC. He joined the CCTC family as an adjunct machine tool instructor in 2007 and transitioned to full-time in 2011.
He is instrumental in the continued development and expansion of course delivery methods in Machine Tool and Computer Numerical Control applications. Eddie has dedicated endless hours to developing the curriculum and projects for 5-axis machining. His Machine Tool/CNC program is one of only three in the state offering 5-axis machining capabilities.
Eddie is highly engaged across the college, participating in several committees and college events. He has established an evening Machine Tool/CNC program schedule, which will start this fall semester to help meet employer’s needs in our community. Additionally, he is continuously working with industry partners to offer apprenticeships and internships to his students so they can gain real-world work experience while being a college student.
Congratulations to all of our 2023 Titan graduates!