State Sen. Valerie P. Foushee will give the Durham Technical Community College Spring 2015 Commencement address.
Foushee, who represents Durham and Orange counties and is a member of the Board of Trustees at Durham Tech, has been a longtime advocate for education. The commencement will be held at the Durham Performing Arts Center at 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 18.
MaryAnn E. Black, chairwoman of the Board of Trustees, will provide opening remarks and William G. Ingram, president of the college, will address graduates and their guests.
Student Senate President Benton Foreman will introduce Foushee, who has served on the Board of Trustees since she was appointed by the Orange County Board of Commissioners in 2008.
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Valarie J. Evans, vice president of Student Learning, Development, and Support, and Ingram will confer degrees, diplomas, and certificates to the graduates in attendance. Durham Tech students have earned over 1,000 credentials this academic year.
In addition, nearly 100 students will be recognized for completing General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or Gateway to College Adult High School Diploma programs.
After recognition of the graduates, the ceremony will conclude with a benediction from the Rev. Sam R. Miglarese, director of Community Engagement at Duke University, who will also deliver the invocation.