HCTC graduates honored


By Sam Neace - sneace@civitasmedia.com



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HAZARD — Hazard Community and Technical College held its graduation on Saturday at the John C. Combs Arena. Several outstanding students were honored at the ceremony.

The President’s Award was presented to Christopher Michael Sanders of Russell Springs and Sherianne N. Robinson of Jackson. These students received academic awards for maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade point average: Holly Lynn Feltner of Hazard and Solomon Edward Fugate of Jackson for Associate in Science.

There were quite a few honorees for Associate in Applied Science. The honorees are: Scott Jonathan Kelley of London – General Occupational/Technical Studies (with Diploma in Computer Aided Drafting & Design); Savana McIntosh of Chavies – Diagnostic Medical Sonography; Makayla Richelle Morgan of Essie – Physical Therapist Assistant; Christopher Micheal Sanders of Russell Springs – General Occupational/Technical Studies (with Diploma in Heavy Equipment Operation/Operating Engineer); Jon Setzer of Lexington – General Occupational/Technical Studies; Donald Edward Swisher of Whitesburg – General Occupational/Technical Studies (with Diploma in Electrical Technology); Jennifer O. Thompson of JB Andrews Base – Computer and Information Technologies; and Melissa Sue Wright of Pikeville – Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education.

Ellora June Franklin of Emmalena received the honor for earning a diploma in Cosmetology with a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

Academic achievement awards were presented to: Destiny Nicole Lewis of Lexington – Associate in Arts; Holly Lynn Feltner of Hazard – Associate in Science; Megan Denisa Meade of Viper – Business Administration; Gary Wayne Lewis of Happy – Computer Aided Drafting & Design/Surveying; Jennifer O. Thompson of JB Andrews Base – Computer & Information Technologies; Shawna Michelle Bates of Topmost – Cosmetology; Blake Alexander Jackson of London – Criminal Justice; Donald Edward Swisher of Whitesburg – General Occupational/Technical Studies (Electrical Technology); Donna L. Roca of Lexington – Health Information Technology; Lily Revena Maggard of Hazard – Human Services; Melissa Sue Wright of Pikeville – Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education; Kaylee Hannah Campbell of Booneville – Medical Information Technology; Sydney Blair Back of Blackey – Nursing; Makayla Richelle Morgan of Essie – Physical Therapist Assistant; Wesley Gordon Wilder of Clinton, TN – Professional Studio Artist: Bluegrass & Traditional Music; Shawn Douglas Porter of Allen – Radiography; and Dan Ryan Cody of Hazard – Surgical Technology.

HCTC graduated 515 students who received a total of 1,411 credentials this semester. This graduation will be the last one for Interim President, Dr. Juston Pate. Dr. Jennifer Lindon will take over as HCTC President in June.

Sam Neace can be reached at 606-629-3243 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.

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