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Terra State Community College Holds 49th Commencement Ceremony

News Title
Terra State Community College Holds 49th Commencement Ceremony
Release Date
5/11/2018
Category
College
Event Summary

2018 Commencement 

Fremont, OH, May 11, 2018 – Terra State Community College honored the 49th graduating class at commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 11.  Terra State President Dr. Jerome Webster announced that 245 degrees in 35 fields and 71 certificates were to be awarded.  Additionally, the age range of graduates was 16 years old to 65 years old, 13 graduates were in high school as part of the College Credit Plus initiative, nine graduates have a 4.0 GPA, 68 graduates have a 3.5 GPA or higher, 12 were student employees and 16 were veterans.

Rhonda Rose, a Health Information Technology graduate from Tiffin, Ohio, delivered the student speaker address.  She urged her classmates to thank everyone who helped them get to the graduation stage.  Rose also encouraged the graduates never to be afraid to fail.

Jack Hershey, President and CEO of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges provided the commencement address.  He too focused on the theme of failure.  Hershey implored graduates to learn from their failures and never be embarrassed if they do fail.  He went on to tell the graduates to never stop learning and encourage someone to follow in their footsteps.

Kyleigh Lash of Bowling Green, who earned her degree in Hospitality Management, loved the ceremony.  “It was a great experience, but overwhelming in a good way.  I am now ready to start the next chapter in my life.  My time at Terra State has been wonderful.  I was able to become a leader.  I learned the skills that I will be able to apply in any aspect of my life.” 

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