Approximately 370 students are graduating from New River Community and Technical College this year. Associate degrees and certificates will be presented to graduates during the college’s 13th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14 at 10 a.m. at the Chuck Mathena Center in Princeton.
Dr. L. Marshall Washington, president of New River CTC, will welcome the graduates, their families and guests. In addition to Washington, David Nalker, chair of the board of governors; Dr. John Mullens, parliamentarian of the faculty senate and professor of language and literature; and Cassie Basham, Raleigh County Campus student, will address the graduates.
Washington and Janelle Schofield, New River CTC registrar, will confer the degrees and present certificates to graduates.
“It is my greatest privilege and honor to see our students walk across the stage to receive their diplomas. Whether these graduates enter the workforce or continue their education, I know that New River CTC has prepared them to take this next step,” Washington said.
Academic honors will be presented to 120 students graduating with at least a 3.4 grade point average (GPA). In addition, over 50 graduates are members of the Phi Theta Kappa academic honor society for associate degree students with a 3.5 GPA.
The link to the live stream of the event will be available on the college’s website and Facebook page.
New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer County Campus (Princeton), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville), and Raleigh County Campus (Beaver/Beckley).