Held June 16 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, the ceremony honored those completing their programs of study during the winter and spring quarters of 2011. In addition to being the largest graduating class in the school's history, the class also featured the first group of graduates completing the Associate Degree Nursing Program. The group of 18 students began the program in January 2010.
Jewel Akpose of Bartow County was one of those graduates honored at the ceremony. Akpose, who also works at CTC as a student affairs assistant, received her associate degree in business administrative technology. She hopes to move on to a four year institution for more education.
"You have to be serious about going back to school," Akpose said. "Once you start, don't stop. That one term off can turn into more. Before you know it, you have been out of school for longer than you ever planned."
Now with eight campuses, Chattahoochee Technical College graduates come from every corner of the six county service delivery area.