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Congratulating Graduates in Record Numbers

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A record number of graduates participated in this spring’s commencement ceremony.

This past Sunday reminded me once again how special our spring commencement ceremony is. Not only is the event a  culmination of another successful academic year, but during our May 14 commencement ceremony there were more than 500 graduates to congratulate – a record number to walk across the stage in our formal cap and gown ceremony!
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Crossing Paths with an Impressive Graduate

I so often cross paths with the many incredible FVTC graduates who live and work in our region, and in any number of terrific careers.  Last week, however, I was so very proud of sharing an event with a 2001 graduate of our Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement program who currently serves as the Sheriff of Dodge County, Dale Schmidt.  Sheriff Schmidt, in fact, is one of the youngest sheriffs to serve in that capacity in our state.
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Who’s Hiring Our Grads?

On December 3, I was once again honored to participate in our winter commencement program. My perspective on stage while congratulating hundreds of graduates made me think about a recent publication our college developed with the very images of their smiles in caps and gowns on its front cover.
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