Connors State College recently celebrated its 108th graduating class awarding more than 350 certificates and degrees.
“We are very proud of our students,” said Registrar Kwanna King. “They have worked hard and have met all of the requirements for graduation.”
The Commencement Ceremony was held May 5, 2017, at the Muskogee Civic Center. Chancellor Dr. Glen D. Johnson, chief executive officer for the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education, was the keynote speaker and imparted excellent words of wisdom to the graduates.
Johnson spoke of the memories he has in Muskogee, graduating in the Civic Center in 1972 from Muskogee High School, and the importance of how “good choices” can drastically impact your future and career.
“More than 55 percent of the graduates here tonight are first generation graduates, so you have already made a wonderful choice, because you chose to pursue higher education and attend Connors State College,” said Johnson. “As graduates this evening you are beginning your life as a professional, and you have been provided a solid foundation upon which you can build a lifetime of learning.”
Lori Palmer, the 2017 Faculty of the Year, proudly led the procession carrying the college mace, which is embedded with CSC history. Connors President Dr. Ron Ramming was Master of Ceremonies for the evening, in his first official commencement ceremony as President, while Brady Womack, SGA President, and Regent Dr. Trudy Milner of the Oklahoma A&M Board of Regents both welcomed the crowd and offered congratulations to graduates.
Also representing the Oklahoma A&M Board of Regents were Regent Rick Davis, and Jason Ramsey, chief executive officer for the Oklahoma A&M Board of Regents.