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LTC Plans 46th Annual Commencement

Lincoln Trail College’s 46th Annual Commencement Exercises take place at 7 p.m. on May 13 in the LTC Sports Center.

LTC President Kathryn Harris will give the welcome and commencement address to the Class of ’16. Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Trustee John Brooks will introduce Harris prior to her commencement address. Jay Regennitter of the First United Methodist Church will provide the inspirational reading and closing reflections. Dean of Instructor David Carpenter will present the candidates for degrees and certificates while Trustee Brooks will confer the degrees and certificates. Coordinator of Marketing and Public Information Chris Forde will announce the candidates. Troy Jeffers (LTC ’04) will give the Charge to the Class.

The LTC Concert Band, under the direction of Kyle Lutes, will provide the processional and recessional marches. Brassmasters will provide prelude music and the Statesmen Singers, under the direction of Jeshua Franklin, will provide special music during the ceremony.

Students that have received a 3.5 or better cumulative grade-point-average on a 4.0 scale will graduate with honors. They will wear gold honor cords and receive a gold seal on their diplomas in recognition of their academic achievement. Members of the Phi Theta Kappa honorary society will wear traditional gold stoles.

Honorary marshals are Kienan Knecht and Connor Smothers. LTC’s Broadband Telecom program will be providing honorary attendants.

A reception for graduates and guests will take place immediately after the ceremony in the cafeteria.

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