Spring Commencement to Recognize Highly Skilled Technicians Prepared for Success

Spring Commencement to Recognize Highly Skilled Technicians Prepared for Success

Staff Writer
Spring Commencement to Recognize Highly Skilled Technicians Prepared for Success

This year’s Spring Commencement on campus will mark an important milestone for approximately 236 students during their symbolic rite of passage to be held in Covelle Hall on Friday, April 26 at 2:00 p.m.

The students, along with families, friends, staff and guests will celebrate their academic achievement as many prepare to seamlessly step into high paying technical careers with strong demand. Graduates in nursing, education, construction, culinary, engineering technologies, information technologies, visual communication and other fields will receive their degrees during the ceremony.

This commencement’s guest speaker will be Amanda Cullum, an Automation Analyst with Chevron Corporation in Midland, Texas. She graduated from OSUIT in 2010 with a Bachelor of Technology in Instrumentation Engineering Technology. Immediately upon graduation, Amanda was hired as a Field Specialist then quickly promoted to Plant Specialist and Electrical Instrumentation Specialist before her current position. While attending OSUIT she served as President of the student chapter of the Instrumentation Society of America and the Student Senate. She was also a member of Phi Theta Kappa and the Multicultural International Student Association.

The student respondent will be Tami Jo Gorton, from Glenpool, graduating with an Associate Degree in Pre-Education Secondary with a 3.81 GPA. She has been active in several student organizations and was recently awarded the 2013 Newman Civic Fellows Award. Tami has served on the board of directors of Camp Fire USA for more than 13 years, participates in Cowboy Ministries providing riding lessons to children in DHS custody, supports the Tulsa Police Department during anti-drug campaigns and has helped raise approximately $50,000 for childhood disease research.

“I nominated Tami because of her excellent GPA and work ethic as a student,” said Dr. Bill Path, OSUIT president and provost. “However, I also wanted to recognize Tami for her service to our country and dedication to giving back to the community where she lives. Tami exemplifies the type of student we want to be a part of OSUIT.”

Come join us Friday, April 26 at 2:00 p.m. as we recognize and honor our outstanding spring graduates.