TSTC graduation tonight

On Friday evening, 98 graduates will walk across the stage, most already placed in the Texas workforce, supporting our local and state economies.Software and Business Accounting graduate, Amy Austin, is a single mother of two boys. She has worked hard over the past two years to complete her Associate Degree, but Austin says it was worth it. Austin traveled to the state capitol last week to represent TSTC West Texas at the TSTC Legislature Day. There she toured the capitol and meet with local representatives Susan King and Jim Keffer. The graduation ceremony will take place on Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Abilene Civic Center at 7 p.m. There will be 98 total graduates with 73 graduating with Associates of Applied Science degrees and 25 graduating with a Certificate of Completion. Fourteen graduates from the Wind Energy and Turbine Technology Associate Degree Program will receive the Texas Skill Standards Board - Recognized Credential Seal.There will be eight graduates with Board of Regents Honors (4.00 cumulative gpa every semester), 31 graduates with Honors (3.500 to 3.999 cumulative gpa), one DALE Scholarship recipient, seven Phi Theta Kappa Honor Graduates and one CYRUS Scholarship – Vocational Nursing recipient.Texas State Technical College System (www.tstc.edu) consists of four technical schools: TSTC Harlingen, TSTC Marshall, TSTC Waco, and TSTC West Texas, which has campuses in Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood and Sweetwater.