Washburn Institute of Technology | Spring 2017 Commencement (8:00 p.m.)


DR. MAZACHEK: ON BEHALF OF
THE WASHBURN UNIVERSITY BOARD OF
REGENTS, AS WELL AS WASHBURN AND WASHBURN TECH
FACULTY, ADMINISTRATION, AND STAFF,
I WELCOME YOU TO THIS COMMENCEMENT FOR THE
WASHBURN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. JOIN ME IN WELCOMING RACHEL
LOUISE TAYLOR WHO WILL SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM. THANK YOU RACHEL. YOU MAY BE SEATED. PLEASE JOIN ME IN
EXPRESSING THANKS TO MRS. NORMA PETTIJOHN, ORGANIST,
FOR PROVIDING OUR MUSIC TONIGHT. TO THE GRADUATES,
CONGRATULATIONS! TO THE FRIENDS AND
FAMILIES, THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENDURING SUPPORT; AND,
TO THE FACULTY, THANK YOU FOR THE TIME AND
EFFORT YOU CONSTANTLY GIVE TO CREATE
AN EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE AT
WASHBURN. I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE
THE PLATFORM PARTY. PLEASE STAND AS I CALL YOUR
NAME AND REMAIN STANDING UNTIL ALL ARE
INTRODUCED. MR. MARK WILSON, ASSOCIATE
DEAN OF STUDENT SERVICES, WASHBURN
UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY DR. CLAYTON TATRO,
ASSOCIATE DEAN, INSTRUCTION, WASHBURN
UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MR. MIKE MUSTAIN,
PRESIDENT, WASHBURN UNIVERSITY ALUMNI
ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS. DR. ERIC GROSPITCH, VICE
PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT LIFE. DR. PAM FOSTER, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
DIRECTOR. DR. STEPHEN KING, ASSISTANT
DEAN, INSTRUCTION, WASHBURN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF
TECHNOLOGY DR. PAT MUNZER, DEAN,
SCHOOL OF APPLIED STUDIES
DR. LAURA STEPHENSON, DEAN, COLLEGE OF ARTS
AND SCIENCES
DR. CLAYTON TATRO, ASSOCIATE DEAN,
INSTRUCTION, WASHBURN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF
TECHNOLOGY MR. BRENT BOLES, BOARD OF
REGENTS. MR. PAUL HOFERER, BOARD OF
REGENTS MRS. BLANCHE PARKS, BOARD
OF REGENTS. MR. JOHN MCGIVERN, VICE
CHAIR, BOARD OF REGENTS. DR. JERRY FARLEY, WASHBURN PRESIDENT PLEASE BE SEATED. I FORGOT A DISTINGUISHED
GUEST, THE MAYOR, A VERY IMPORTANT PART. YOU. AT THIS TIME IT GIVES ME
GREAT PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE THE DEAN OF
WASHBURN TECH, CLARK COCO. CLARK COCO: THANK YOU, DR. MAZACHEK. THANK YOU PLATFORM PARTY FOR BEING HERE THIS
EVENING. SERVING AS DEAN OF THE
WASHBURN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. ON BEHALF OF THE WASHBURN UNIVERSITY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES, WASHBURN
ADMINISTRATION, WASHBURN TECH FACULTY, STAFF, AND
ADMINISTRATION, I TOO WOULD PERSONALLY LIKE TO
WELCOME OUR GRADUATES, FAMILY AND
FRIENDS TO THIS VERY SPECIAL EVENT. AT THIS TIME, I WOULD LIKE TO
TAKE A MOMENT TO RECOGNIZE A VERY SPECIAL
GROUP OF PEOPLE…….THE FACULTY AND STAFF WHO
INSTRUCT AND SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS. STUDENTS.IS THEY HAVE LED TO
THE LARGEST, HIGHEST GRADUATION RATE FOR
THEIR 2-YEAR INSTITUTIONS AND HIGHEST
PLACEMENT RATE OF STUDENTS THROUGH THE STATE
OF KANSAS. FROM THE MOMENT A STUDENT
WALKS IN OUR DOORS UNTIL THE TIME THEY GO TO
THEIR CLASS UNTIL THE TIME THEY STEP UP THIS
EVENING IN COMPLETING THEIR PROGRAM, I
WOULD LIKE TO ASK THE FACULTY AND STAFF OF
WASHBURN TECH, WOULD YOU PLEASE STAND AT THIS
TIME TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR YOUR OUTSTANDING WORK. THANK YOU. YOU.YOU ARE TRULY PHENOMENAL AT WHAT
YOU DO. WASHBURN TECH CONFERENCE CENTER, THERE
ARE THREE CRUCIAL WORDS THAT DESCRIBE WHAT
OUR STUDENTS DO. THOSE THREE WORDS ARE: IMAGINE…..INSPIRE….TRANSFORM. AS OUR STUDENTS ENTER THAT
HALLWAY, THEY IMAGINE WHAT IT WILL BE
LIKE TO COMPLETE THEIR PROGRAM OF STUDY IN
PREPARATION OF ENTERING THE WORKFORCE OR CONTINUING
THEIR EDUCATION. THEY THEN BECOME INSPIRED
AS THEY REALIZE THAT THE SKILLS THEY ARE
LEARNING WILL LEAD TO A SUCCESSFUL CAREER. AND, FINALLY, AS WE ARE
WITNESSING TONIGHT, THEY HAVE TRANSFORMED INTO
GRADUATES WHO NOW HAVE THE SKILL SETS NEEDED
TO ENTER THE WORKFORCE OR PURSUE THEIR
FUTURE EDUCATIONAL GOALS. AT THIS TIME IT GIVES ME
PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE THE STUDENT MEMBERS OF THE
NATIONAL TECHNICAL HONOR SOCIETY. STUDENTS,
IF YOU ARE A MEMBER, PLEASE STAND. STANDING. YOU HAVE TO SHOW LEADERSHIP
INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM,
EXCELLENT ATTENDANCE GRADES OF ONLY A’S OR B’S
GOOD CITIZENSHIP CITIZENSHIPYOU HAVE TO SHOW
THAT YOU’RE ABLE TO BE COUNTED ON. IN DECEMBER WE GRADUATE ED 20 NATIONAL
TECHNICAL HONOR STUDENTS. IN THE SPRING, WE GRADUATE 61 STUDENTS, SINCE
1990 WE HAVE GRADUATE ED AND HONORED 796 MEMBER
MEMBERS INTO OUR NATIONAL TECHNICAL HONOR
SOCIETY CHAPTER. CONGRATULATIONS. THANK YOU. EACH YEAR IN THE SPRING, LEADING
UP TO THE SPRING, REALLY FROM THE
FIRST DAY STUDENTS ARE ON CAMPUS THE
CONVERSATION BEGINS ABOUT SKILLS U.S.A.
SKILLS U.S.A. IS SPONSORED BY BUSINESS AND
INDUSTRY AND PEOPLE IN THE FIELD OF CAREERS. OUR STUDENTS BEGIN THE PROCESS OF PREPARATION
FOR PARTICIPATION IN SKILLS U.S.A.
IT IS OUR STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, THE SUPER BOWL
OF THE YEAR AS WE LEAD INTO STATE COMPETITION
COMPETITIONS LEADING INTO NATIONAL
COMPETITIONS. THIS PAST YEAR
PARTICIPATING AGAINST ALL OF THE OTHER COMMUNITY
COLLEGES, TECHNICAL COLLEGES
IN THE STATE OF KANSAS COLLECTED A 89 MEDALS. WHAT A PHENOMENAL FEAT !
OF THOSE 89 MEDALS, 19 WERE BRONZE, 26 WERE
SILVER, AND 44 WERE GOLD! THOSE GOLD MEDALS, THOSE
GOLD MEDALS LEAD TO COMPETITION AGAINST THE
BEST IN THE NATION IN THE LAST WEEK OF JUNE IN
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY KENTUCKY, OUR STUDENTS WILL
GO AND CAN COMPETE AGAINST THE BEST. CONGRATULATIONS TO SKILLS U.S.A., IF YOU’RE A
SKILLS U.S.A. MEDAL WINNER, WOULD YOU PLEASE
STAND. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. ALONG WITH THE SUCCESS OF
OUR STUDENTS, ONE OF OUR FACULTY MEMBERS, MR. JOHN LEMON: 2017 COLLEGE
P.S. ADVISOR OF THE YEAR.. WOULD YOU PLEASE STAND? EJ BOCK SCHOLARSHIP
RECIPEINT. JOSHUA WILHELM, AUTO
SERVICE TECH STUDENT: , WOULD YOU PLEASE STAND? CONGRATULATIONS! RECIPIENT. KENDRA GATZEMEYER.A RECIPIENT OF
SKILLS U.S.A.
CONGRATULATIONS. THE FACT IS, WHEN WE GO TO
SKILLS, WE DOMINATE. YES, WE DO, WASHBURN TECH. THANK YOU. AND NOW WOULD OUR WASHBURN
TECH STUDENT GOVERNMENT PARTICIPANTS
PLEASE STAND STUDENTS THAT HAVE BEEN
EXTREMELY ACTIVE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR HELPING
WITH HELD VETERANS DAY CEREMONY
TO RECOGNIZE ALL WASHBURN TECH VETERANS AND
FAMILIES. CREATED PARADE FLOAT AND
PARTICIPATED IN WASHBURN UNIVERSITY
HOMECOMING. ORGANIZED TURKEY BOWL FLAG
FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT FOR ALL STUDENTS SPONSORED TOYS FOR TOTS
MEGA TOY BUILD PARTICIPATED IN WASHBURN
TECH NIGHT AT WINTER WONDERLAND ACTIVITY HERE. THEY HELP IMPROVE OUR CAMPUS WITH MANY
DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES AS THEY WALK OUR CAMPUS
AND SEE THINGS THAT MAYBE WE COULD DO TO HELP
OUR STUDENTS IN MANY DIFFERENT AREAS. THEY COLLECT DONATIONS AND RUN THE CAR SHOW,
AND SHOW US LEADERSHIP ON THE CAMPUS. IF YOU’RE A MEMBER OF WASHBURN TECH STUDENT
GOVERNMENT, COULD YOU PLEASE STAND? THANK YOU. IT IS MY HONOR TO RECOGNIZE
A VERY SPECIAL GORUP OF STUDENTS. THESE STUDENTS SERVED THEIR COUNTRY WITH HONOR
AND WE ARE PLEASED TO RECOGNIZE THEM AS A PART
OF THE WASHBURN TECH FAMILY. PLEASE STAND TO BE RECOGNIZED. ….. . THANK YOU. AND NOW, DR. CLAYTON TATRO,
ASSOCIATE DEAN OF INSTRUCTION, WILL ANNOUNCE
THE OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARD. CLAYTON TATRO: I AM HAPPY
TO INTRODUCE STUDENTS WHO WERE SELECTED
BY FACULTY AND STAFF TO REPRESENT WASHBURN
TECH AS THE OUTSTANDING STUDENTS FOR
THE 2016-2017 ACADEMIC YEAR. THESE STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE A
CERTIFICATE AND A $500 AWARD. THESE STUDENTS
REPRESENT THE BEST AT WASHBURN TECH! AT THE 5 PM CEREMONY, I
INTRODUCED THE OUTSTANDING FEMALE STUDENT,
STACEY BROERS. NOW, IT IS MY PLEASURE TO
INTRODUCE THE OUTSTANDING MALE STUDENT,
JOSHUA WILHELM. JOSHUA, WILL YOU COME
FORWARD, PLEASE. JOSH IS COMPLETING THE AUTO
SERVICE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM AND EARNING HIS
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA FROM HOLTON HIGH SCHOOL. JOSH HAS BEEN ACTIVE WITH
MANY CAMPUS EFFORTS INCLUDING THE WASHBURN TECH
CAR CLUB AND RECYCLED RIDES. HE EARNED
SEVERAL MEDALS IN THE STATE-WIDE SKILLSUSA
COMPETITION AND WILL COMPETE AT THE NATIONAL
COMPETITION IN LOUISVILLE IN JUNE. CONGRATULATIONS, JOSH! CONGRATULATIONS, JOSH. DR. MAZACHEK: THANK YOU,
CLARK AND CLAYTON, AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
STUDENTS ON THEIR MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN
2016-17. AT THIS TIME, I HAVE THE
PLEASURE OF INTRODUCING OUR PRESIDENT–JERRY
FARLEY. ……>>HELLO, EVERYONE. WHAT A WONDERFUL EVENING THIS IS. IT IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL OF US TO
COME TOGETHER WITH A FOCUS, WITH A PLAN, AND
WITH THE URGENCY TO MAKE THAT PLAN COME TO
FRUITION. WE’RE HERE TO CELEBRATE
YOUR SUCCESSES. FOR SOME TIME YOU HAVE
COMMITTED YOURSELF TO IMPROVE YOUR EDUCATION, TO
EXPAND YOUR EDUCATION. YOU HAVE BEEN GOING TO SCHOOL, MANY OF YOU,
ALL OF YOUR LIFE. IN THE TIME YOU’RE NOW
SPENDING AT WASHBURN TECH, IT IS JUST THE NEXT
STEP IN THAT PROCESS. YOU PROBABLY HAD A DREAM OF DOING SOMETHING
AND HAVING SOME SKILL THAT YOU WOULD HAVE
FOREVER. YOU DREAMT THAT YOU COULD
MAKE THINGS BETTER FOR YOURSELF AND FOR OUR
COMMUNITY AND FOR YOUR FAMILY. HAVING AN EDUCATION IS SOMETHING THAT NO ONE,
NO ONE CAN TAKE FROM YOU. YOU ARE A PRIVILEGE ED
GROUP BECAUSE 95% OR MORE OF THE PEOPLE IN THE
ENTIRE WORLD DO NOT HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY THAT
YOU HAVE. IT IS THE THINGS YOU HAVE DREAMT
YOU HAVE AN YOU’RE NOW BRINGING
TOGETHER TO MAKE HAPPEN. IT IS SPECIAL THAT YOU
COULD BE HERE TONIGHT AND CELEBRATE WITH ALL
THESE FOLKS AROUND YOU YOU. YOU’RE A SMART GROUP OF PEOPLE .
YOU HAVE THE TALENT, YOU HAVE THE DESIRE, YOU
HAVE THE COMMITMENT TO PURSUE YOUR DREAM. YOU DID IT ESSENTIALLY ON YOUR OWN, BY
YOURSELF. MAYBE NOT QUITE. LOOK AROUND THE ROOM AND SEE ALL THE PEOPLE
THAT ARE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU AND THAT HAVE
BEEN SUPPORTING YOU. IN SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS. YOU KNOW SHOW THEM WHAT YOU CAN DO, YOU NOW
HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP
STEP, YOU HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO GIVE
BACK TO THE COMMUNITIES, TO GIVE BACK TO YOUR
FAMILIES FOR THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT YOU HAVE
BEEN GIVEN. YOU HAVE A
SPECIAL PLACE IN THE WORLD. YOU ARE THE WORKFORCE. YOU ARE THE EMPLOYEES. YOU ARE THE LEADERS. YOU ARE THE FUTURE BUSINESS OWNERS THAT MAKES
OUR COUNTRY GREAT .
WE NEED YOU TO BE HERE IN KANSAS AND TO
EXERCISE YOUR TALENTS TO MAKE KANSAS A BETTER
PLACE TO BE. YOU CAN DO THAT. WE WANT TO HELP YOU. WE HAVE HELPED YOU TO THIS
POINT. PERHAPS WE COULD HELP YOU AGAIN IN THE
FUTURE. WE HOPE YOU DON’T THINK
THAT TONIGHT IS THE END OF YOUR EDUCATIONAL
EXERCISE. IT’S NOT. IT IS JUST ANOTHER STEP ALONG THE WAY. YOU WILL NEED TO LEARN, YOU WILL NEED TO
EXPAND YOUR EDUCATION EVERY SINGLE DAY OF
YOUR LIFE. WE KNOW THAT YOU CAN DO
THAT. WE’RE PROUD OF WHAT YOU
REPRESENT. WE THANK YOUR FAMILY FOR
WHAT THEY HAVE DONE TO HELP YOU GET TO THIS
POINT. MOST OF ALL WE THANK YOU. WE WANT YOU TO BE A GREAT SUCCESS. CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING HERE TONIGHT. THANKS. THANK YOU. DR. MAZACHEK: WE SHALL NOW
PROCEED TO THE CONFERRING OF DEGREES. WE ASK THAT PARENTS,
RELATIVES, AND FRIENDS USE ONE OF THE AREAS IN
FRONT, TO THE RIGHT OR LEFT OF THE STAGE,
DESIGNATED FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS SO AS NOT TO
OBSTRUCT THE GRADUATES OR THE
PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS. DEGREE CANDIDATES WILL BE
PRESENTED BY DEAN COCO. DEAN COCO: WILL ALL
CANDIDATES FOR A TECHNICAL CERTIFICATE OR AN
ASSOCIATE DEGREE PLEASE RISE?>>THAT WOULD BE ALL OF YOU
. ALL OF YOU. ALL RIGHT! ALL RIGHT! PRESIDENT FARLEY, THOSE BEFORE YOU AND IN
ABSENTIA ARE CANDIDATES FOR THE TECHNICAL
CERTIFICATE OR THE ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED
SCIENCE DEGREE. I AM PLEASED TO PRESENT TO YOU NOW FOR THE CONFERRING OF
THEIR DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES, THOSE WHO
HAVE COMPLETED THE REQUIREMENTS AND HAVE BEEN
RECOMMENDED BY THE FACULTY. DR. FARLEY: BY VIRTUE OF
THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME BY THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF
WASHBURN UNIVERSITY, I HEREBY CONFER
UPON THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED THE REQUIREMENTS,
THE APPROPRIATE DEGREE OR
CERTIFICATE, WITH ALL THE HONORS, RIGHTS,
PRIVILEGES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES PERTAINING
THERETO. PLEASE BE SEATED UNTIL YOUR
ROW IS DIRECTED TO STAND AND COME FORWARD AS
DIRECTED BY THE MARSHALS. AUTO COLLISION
JORDAN L BRINKER SHAWN GREEN RANDY L HILL COLBY M LANE TIMOTHY L MARTIN JR. RICARDO O SANCHEZ JACOB MATTHEW VAN DYNE DYLAN MATHEW WEAKLY
AUTO SERVICE TECHNICIAN – AARON BECKERMAN VANESSA CARDENAS CASEY CONAWAY ALEXANDER GABRIEL DAVIS JOEL RICHARD DONOVAN JASON PAUL EAKES JOSEPH RAMONE ANTHONY GALLEGOS CONNOR W GATEWOOD ZACHARY ELLIOTT GUSTUS MEGAN RACHEL HARRISON JACOB A MEANS TANNER C MOLDENHAUER WESLEY D MORGAN EDDIE T NANNEY BRANDON L PHILLIPS JEREMY B RATH CESAR Y. RODRIGUEZ MATTHEW B. SMITH JAMES R SPENCE JOSEPH ANDREW THOMAS. ANTONIO LEE TRIMBLE
MARTIN A VILLA JOSHUA NICHOLAS WILHELM BUILDING TECHNOLOGY – ADRIAN SHAWN APPELHANZ
SHAWN RYAN LESTER TREY MICHAEL SHUGHART JOSHUA TODD ROBINSON CHRISTOPHER DANE YATES WYNTER ALAINA ZIEGLER BUSINESS BOOKKEEPING AND
ACCOUNTING CHERYL ANN BAILEY BRIANA NICOLE HECK REBEKKA R SHULTS THOMAS JOSEPH VITRANO CABINET/MILLWORK DALTON JAMES BARNETT STEVEN HOWARD BUNDY TRISTAN MICHAEL DUNN JORDYN MARIE FAUGHT ZAEONDRAE TRAVAE JONES
KATHERINE LEE KERNS KRISTEN M MAAS MICHAEL CHRISTIAN RAMIREZ CLIMATE AND ENERGY CONTROL
TECHNOLOGIES CODY A BEAUCLAIR
MATT ALAN BURGE SHELTON WILLIAM HAMILTON
CALHOUN JASON M KNOLL TROY CALVIN MORGAN DAVID EUGENE SAVARD LEVI SMITH BLAKE MATTHEW YOUNGER COMMERCIAL AND HEAVY
CONSTRUCTION PAULA M. CARVELL JERRAD B. DAVIS AUSTIN D JOHNSON STEVEN W. KIRK
BRYSON JOSEPH KNEIB CALLAN J. KNEIB JOHNATHAN S KOOSER NICALAS E LUTTMAN COULTON JAMES MCCANN SKYLAR A SWANEY KEVIN P WILLIAMS MATTHEW R ZACHARIAS COMPUTER REPAIR AND NETWORKING KIMBERLY ABAD KALEB J BAKER ALEX N BEIER DAWSYN J. BIRTELL KYLE BOYLES WALTER L BUGG CONNOR D. CLEMMONS JEFFREY KYLE DILLARD THOMAS MICHAEL DODD IAN M ERICKSON GAGE M FECHT MICHAEL GREENE PETER A HESSE EZEKIEL S HUDSON RYAN M JUAREZ THOMAS G JUSTUS NOAH PATRICK OSTRANDER KNIGHT KEVIN D LORSON COLTON JAMES MARTIN JAMES A MIDDLETON JOSHUA JOHN MUSICK SHAWN PHILLIP PLOSZAY CHRIS RABE FREDERICK A RHOADS III STEVEN C. SEXTRO TRAVIS RANDALL SMITH BART J SOLBACH STEPHEN A TATE JOE TORRES JAMES R WOODS COSMETOLOGY JADE ALEXANDRIA ANTRIM KENNEDY ALEXIS BROWN CARLEY DYAN FLOWERS KENDRA SHEY GATZEMEYER JAYCIE JOY HEINEN GABINA MORAN
TAYLOR JANELLE PEMBERTON SANDRA MAE VIEGRA CULINARY ARTS TYLR JADE BURKE CONNOR LEE CASKEY COLTEN J. CONNER MICHELLE NICOLE COOPER CHRISTIAN C DAVIS
CALEB J. GESNER CALEB J. GESNER
SARAH M KASPRZAK
TONY KIRK JR AMBER D LANGE CIERRA SNOW MILLER IAN G TIDWELL DIESEL TECHNOLOGY BENJAMIN WESLEY ARNFIELD ANDREW MARTIN BAYLESS, JR. BRYCE D. BLOOMER JOHN RUES CASEY JOSEPH CHARLES CLARK GRANT T DUNN HAYDEN ERIC FLETCHER ABEL MALACHI HOBBS MALACHI ELIJAH LARGE GAVIN M LEWIS MATTHEW R WURM WADE JOSEPH SCHUMACHER JUSTIN R BASEL
JOSEPH ARISTOTLE CAMBURAKO NICHOLAS C ERWIN
THEODORE JONATHAN GRINDOL LUCAS ALLAN HERRING ANTHONY JAMES HOVESTADT TRENT JACOB MOORE EVAN MICHEAL REICHERTER JOHN BRADLEY RICHARDSON LOCOMOTIVE DIESEL
TECHNOLOGY CALEB M COOK
ANTHONY LAVELL HARDEN EVAN M HOFFMAN SCOTT E TOBIN EARLY CHILDHOOD
PROFESSIONAL LAUREN ELISABETH ANDERSON NOHELY BAILON-ASTORGA KAMRYN MARIE BITTNER MELISSA ANN CREDEUR BREANNA R DAVIS CADI LENEA FORSHEE ASHLEE MICHELLE HUNT CHERRY S JONES BRENDA MARIE NICOL SHELBY DAWN SCHROPE KELLY SHEPLEY ANNA MARIE SINGER MARISA TRICE BLESSING ADALI VELASQUEZ RACHEL ELAINE WALL CHIARRA A. WILLIAMS ERICA ZAPATA-REYES FAITH MARIE ZIMMERMAN ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY-
ANTHONY J ARELLANO ANGELICA-AVEE’ J. BROWN AARON CHARLES BURGER JOSEPH A BUTCHER BRODY CRAWFORD ALEC M DAVIS MATTHEW L. DENTON RILEY W DICKERSON JOSEPH THOMAS DOUCETTE JOSHUA COLE FLETCHALL JOHN R FLYNN ANDREW L GOTTSCHALK ALEXANDER HANZEL CHRISTOPHER ALAN HOWARD JACOB MATTHEW JOHNSON JORDAN THOMAS MASSEY ERIK SANDOVAL NATHANIEL LEE SCATES BRANDON THOMAS STUEVE STUART THOMPSON JACOB MARSHALL VALDIVIA DEREK LEE YOST GRAPHICS TECHNOLOGY RICHARD CODY DECHANT
NEVADA LYNN FINTON-MILLIS TRITON V HILL GRACE LINDMAN KYLE RAY MEYER CHRISTINA GABRIELLE NOLAND GLORIANNA RACHAELLE NOLAND TERRY P RALSTON JR SAMANTHA SAIYA ANDREA MICHELLE TIPTON ELLIE SUZANNE WALKER LEGAL OFFICE PROFESSIONAL ERNESTO ANTONIO BLANCO JANNA KAY MAHNER SARAI REYES MEDICAL OFFICE SPECIALIST
SASHA LYNN COFFMAN IRENE C. HYSTEN ANGEL L SISCO ELAINA M. THAKKAR TEAGAN HOPE THOMPSON KATHLEEN E. WILSON LACEE HARRISON JOVAMNI M MORALES KAITLIN R MERCER AURIANNA VIAJUNNAE
STOCKSTILL TECHNICAL DRAFTING JONATHAN A. BUTLER LAURA C LIVINGSTON JOSIAH TIMOTHY PACKARD ANDREAS K.P. RIDGWAY HALEY RENEE TYLER APRIL BURNS. DASHA CARDIAZ. CARLA DAILY. MELISSA ENRIQUEZ. AMY HENDRIX. PARIS MORISON. SHERYL MARDAGO. COLE NICHOLS. DEAN COCO: TONIGHT YOU
HAVE BEEN PART OF GRADUATION EXERCISES FROM
WASHBURN TECH’S 38 PROGRAMS. WE ARE PROUD TO
WELCOME 600 CERTIFICATE AND ASSOCIATE
DEGREE GRADUATES AS NEW ALUMNI TO WASHBURN
INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. PLEASE JOIN ME
IN RECOGNIZING THESE IMPRESSIVE
INDIVIDUALS FOR THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS BY OFFERING
A ROUND OF APPLAUSE. DR. MAZACHEK: BEFORE
CONCLUDING THE CEREMONY, GRADUATES, I WOULD LIKE TO
UNDERSCORE THAT THIS IS A MOMENT OF
TRANSITION. YOU ENTERED LEE ARENA AS THE FINAL STEP
IN COMPLETING YOUR TIME AS A WASHBURN TECH
STUDENT AND AS YOU LEAVE TODAY, YOU BEGIN YOUR
EXCITING FUTURE BY JOINING THOUSANDS OF PROUD
WASHBURN UNIVERSITY ALUMNI. IN THAT REGARD, IT
NOW IS MY PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE MIKE MUSTAIN,
PRESIDENT OF THE WASHBURN UNIVERSITY ALUMNI
ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS. MR. MUSTAIN: ON BEHALF OF
THE MORE THAN 41,000 WASHBURN ALUMNI, I
CONGRATULATE YOU ON YOUR GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENT. YOU ARE JOINING ALUMNI FROM ACROSS THE
NATION AND AROUND THE WORLD WHO ALL HAVE THE SAME
THING IN COMMON WITH YOU AND ME; WE ARE ALL
ICHABODS. LIKE THEM, YOU HAVE DEVELOPED A
PERMANENT AND LASTING RELATIONSHIP WITH
WASHBURN AND YOUR CONTINUED INVOLVEMENT WILL HELP
SHAPE THIS UNIVERSITY FOR GENERATIONS
OF ICHABODS WHO WILL FOLLOW IN YOUR FOOTSTEPS. THROUGHOUT THE REST OF YOUR
LIFE, THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION WILL CONTINUE
TO KEEP YOU CONNECTED TO WASHBURN AND
YOUR CLASSMATES. TAKE WITH YOU THE PACKET OF
INFORMATION ON YOUR CHAIR. IT IS OUR GIFT
TO YOU AND INCLUDES AMONG OTHER THINGS, A
COMPLIMENTARY ONE-YEAR MEMBERSHIP IN THE ALUMNI
ASSOCIATION. BEING A MEMBER OF THE ALUMNI
ASSOCIATION IS ALL THE FUN OF COLLEGE WITHOUT THE
HOMEWORK AND TESTS. DON’T BE AFRAID TO GET
INVOLVED AND BE A PART OF THE FUN. YOUR FELLOW
ICHABOD ALUMNI WILL WELCOME YOU WITH OPEN ARMS. WE
WISH YOU HAPPINESS, GOOD HEALTH, AND
PROSPERITY. DR. MAZACHEK: BEFORE
CONCLUDING THE CEREMONY, WILL ALL GRADUATES PLEASE
RISE AND REMAIN STANDING? GRADUATES, PLEASE BE SURE
YOUR TASSEL IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF YOUR CAP. CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES! AS A
SYMBOL OF YOUR GREAT ACHIEVEMENT,
PLEASE MOVE YOUR TASSEL FROM THE RIGHT TO
THE LEFT SIDE OF YOUR CAP. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN……IT IS
WITH GREAT PLEASURE THAT I PRESENT TO
YOU THE SPRING 2017 GRADUATING CLASS OF
WASHBURN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY.

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