Graduation is one of the most anticipated nights and Friday, May 11, 2012 will go down in history as one of the most exciting nights for the more than 320 candidates for graduation at Connors State College. The faculty, staff and distinguished guests joined for a reception before the ceremony started to celebrate the success of the year and the 103rd commencement ceremony for Connors State College.. Dr. Faltyn presented everyone with a medallion in appreciation for their hard work and dedication to the college. This marked Dr. Faltyn’s first commencement ceremony as president at Connors State College. President Faltyn was the first person to address the students saying, “A commencement ceremony marks the end of one journey, while also marking the beginning of another. What lies ahead of you in unknown, but I have great confidence that Connors State College has prepared you for any prospects that you may have.” While adding, “I hope each and every one of you that you have made Connors a better place as a result of your attendance, and for that I truly wish to thank you.” Faltyn also recognized the efforts of all the Connors State faculty and staff that prepared the class of 2012, as well as the family and friends of the graduates who have supported encouraged and guided the graduates down the path of achievement. Agriculture student and graduate, Lee Stewart addressed his fellow classmates talking about the journey’s they have all been through and the exciting times they have shared during their time at Connors. He didn’t fail to thank people that had been helpful, encouraging and mentors to him during his time at CSC. The commencement address came from special guest and former Connors graduate and employee, Representative Jerry McPeak. McPeak spoke of the accomplishments of the students thus far and the importance of continuing their education, not forgetting to mention that “everyone bleeds Connors black and orange.” The program concluded with the presentation of the diplomas and a reception held in the students honor. The Muskogee Civic Center filled up with parents, grandparents, spouses, children and friends to celebrate the graduate’s accomplishments. Find photos of Graduation here or watch the video on youtube here
The 103rd Commencement ceremony was held at the Muskogee Civic Center.