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ACTC graduation is set for May 12

ASHLAND, Ky. — Ashland Community and Technical College will recognize a record 554 students at the graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Paramount Arts Center.

The students to be honored are August 2011 graduates, December 2011 graduates and May 2012 graduation candidates. Many have earned more than one degree, diploma or certificate and a total of 1,609 credentials will be awarded.

Dr. Michael McCall, president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, will give a short address. The commencement speaker will be Dr. Gregory Adkins, ACTC President and CEO.

The student speaker will be Ronald G. Parker, an Ashland resident who is receiving an associate in arts degree.

A special recognition award will be presented to the Mansbach Foundation, and Mrs. Patricia Cline of Ashland will receive a distinguished service award.

The graduation ceremony is free and open to the public.