T&C Awards Diplomas to over 500 Graduates

The College of Technology and Computing awarded a record 516 degrees during Graduation Ceremonies April 30th.

Graduates from all twelve T&C Departments were on hand in the Events Center to receive their Associates Degrees and/or Bachelor’s Degrees. Faculty, families, friends and guests brought the total attendance to an estimated 4,000 people.

Dean Ernest Carey conducted the T&C Convocation ceremony.

T&C named two Valedictorians who also spoke during the ceremonies:
Kristen Woods, Associate Degree in Applied Science, Culinary Arts,
Matthew Allphin, Bachelor of Science, Computer Science.

Dean Carey also recognized the winners of this year’s Faculty and Student Awards:

Student Excellence Award Winners:
Automotive Technology – Jayson Spaulding
Aviation Science – Aaron Gerszewski
Collision Repair – Maricio Rosales
Diesel Mechanics – Rex Carrier
Building Construction – Karalee Lyman
Building Inspection – Derek Anderson
Construction Management – Joseph Dean
Facility Management – Jacob Barnard
Cabinetry – Nick McCleery
Computer Science – Matthew Allphin
Pre-Engineering – David Crow
Software Engineering – Pascal Andre
Culinary Arts – Andrew Corrao
Criminal Justice – Carly Anderson
Digital Media – Aaron Bristow
Digital Media – David Pilkington
Electrical Automation & Robotics – Jerome Clarke
Emergency Services – Kendall Redmond
Engineering Graphics & Design – Todd D. Gardner
Information Systems & Technology – Josiah Paongo
Information Systems & Technology – Tyler Reese
Technology Management – Nicholas McCleery

Faculty & Staff Award Winners:
Chuck Allison – Trustee’s Award of Excellence
Cheryl Hanewicz  – Senate Award of Excellence: Full-Time Faculty
Wade Rabb – Senate Award of Excellence: Adjunct Faculty
Dennis Lisonbee – Alumni Award: Outstanding Educator of the Year
Jim Green – Dean’s Award: Teaching
Gary Naisbitt – Dean’s Award: Scholarship
David Johnson – Dean’s Award: Service
Mario Markides – Dean’s Award: Full-Time Staff

The Provo Daily Herald also did a very nice story on a T&C Graduate, Kendall Redmond, who suffered a brain injury in an accident while deployed in Iraq.  You can read the article here:

http://heraldextra.com/news/local/central/orem/article_5499f9d2-a3d6-5e4c-9ca2-6b7a8a2d4a37.html

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