Connors State College recently celebrated its 109th graduating class, awarding more than 400 certificates and degrees.
“Each spring, Connors State College celebrates the hard work and determination exemplified by our graduates,” said Kwanna King, CSC Registrar. “Each year I am amazed by the number of graduates who participate in our once per academic year event, and I am more amazed of the number of degrees and/or certificates we award during each academic year. Each awarded degree reinforces CSC’s motto of ‘Building futures one at a time, since 1908.’”
The Commencement Ceremony was held May 11, 2018, at the Muskogee Civic Center. Oklahoma State Senator, Roger Thompson, was the keynote speaker and presented admirable words to the graduates.
“When you believe in yourself you succeed better, because hours that are spent questioning, hours that are spent doubting, and hours that are spent fearing can be given over to working, exploring and living. We all need to experience life,” Thompson said. “There is a big, bright, beautiful world out there to discover.”
Jake Lawson, the 2018 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, while Student Government Association President Kelton Wiggins, and Dr. Trudy Milner, a member of the Oklahoma A&M Board of Regents, both welcomed the crowd and offered congratulations to the graduates.
To watch the commencement ceremony in its entirety go to Connors State Facebook page.