Commencement Ceremonies Honor 179 Graduates
May 19, 2017
ISTC interim president Annette Funderburk commended the graduates, who earned 134 certificates awarded by the Alabama Community College System, 34 GEDs, and 11 high school diplomas.
Mr. Steve Brown, Alabama Department of Corrections Chief of Staff, and Ms. Susan Price, Special Assistant to the Chancellor of the Alabama Community College System, were commencement speakers at events honoring both male and female graduates. “Education,” Price told the 40 female graduates, “is the key to opening doors of opportunity.”
Also on the program were presentations by winners of the ISTC Oratorical and Visual Arts contest. Jason Dickerson, and Sequenda Tucker took top awards at the annual event, which included drawing/painting, poetry, sculpture, and speech competitions. In their charge to the graduates, the student winners spoke words of encouragement, congratulating the new grads on their success and challenging them to continue pursuing their goals.
Ingram State Technical College, located in rural Elmore County, serves a 100 percent incarcerated student population. A member of the Alabama Community College System, ISTC offers technical education in 18 career fields, GED preparation and testing services, and job placement assistance for graduates throughout the state.