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Elizabeth A Robinson
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Aiken Technical College Recognizes 2014-2015 Graduates

(May 6, 2015, Aiken, SC) Aiken Technical College recognized its 2015 graduates at two commencement ceremonies on Tuesday.

Between the two ceremonies, ATC recognized 425 graduates who—as a collective—earned a total of 510 degrees, diplomas, and certificates.

Graduates of ATC’s Business, Computer Technology and Training, General Education and Nursing programs were recognized at the 3 p.m. ceremony. Graduates of the College’s Allied Health Sciences and Technical Education programs were recognized at the 7 p.m. ceremony.

“I recognize that your studies have not been without sacrifice.  However, these sacrifices were not without great reward,” said ATC President Dr. Susan Winsor as she addressed the graduates. “The credentials you have earned and the hard work, determination, and expertise that they represent will be the foundation on which you build a career, gain standing in your communities, and raise a family.” 

The ceremonies’ speaker Richard Allen, Senior Vice President of Operations & Quality Assurance for Centerra Group, LLC, shared his childhood story of overcoming challenges and developing the content of his character. He urged the students to think positively wherever they go and to not sucome to context barriers, but value content over context.

“Continue to forge ahead,” Allen said. “Climb every mountain and remember to focus on the destination and not the location.”

Allen has been with Centerra Group for 15 years and was appointed to his current position in July 2010. He has more than 35 years of experience, leading security, safety, fire and emergency services, and quality assurance programs. He holds a Master of Science in Public Administration Management from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from North Carolina A&T State University. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and Cornell University’s Executive Financial Management Program and a proud service disabled veteran who has earned numerous military decorations including the Air Force Legion of Merit.

During the Commencement ceremonies Tuesday, ATC also honored two of its most highly-dedicated employees for their service. Business Department Chair Lee Hunt was recognized as 2015 Faculty Member of the Year, and Information Systems Management Director Walter Busbee received the 2015 Staff Member of the Year award. The award winners were nominated by their peers and selected by an appointed committee.
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Nominations Being Accepted for 2019 Human & Civil Rights Champion Awards

Nominations are being accepted through Friday, November 30 for the 2019 Human & Civil Rights Champion Awards. The awards are presented annually during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration hosted by Aiken Technical College and USC Aiken.
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2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration to Honor Advocates, Encourage Service

Aiken Technical College and the University of South Carolina Aiken will present the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration on Sunday, January 27 at 3 p.m. at the USC Aiken Convocation Center, 2049 Champion Way, Graniteville. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

 

For the second consecutive year, Human & Civil Rights Champion awards will be presented to those who have advocated for diversity, inclusion and for the rights of others. ATC and USCA will each present the award to one student from each institution and the event’s committee will present one award to an Aiken County community member.

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