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BSCTC Celebrates 2024 Commencement

BSCTC StudentsBig Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) celebrated its 2024 Commencement services on May 11th at the Mountain Arts Center. The ceremony featured special guest speaker Dr. Ryan Quarles, President of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS).

Dr. Quarles engaged the audience, including graduates, their families, and friends, with an inspiring speech highlighting the significant impact of the local community and technical colleges. During his address, he asked those in the audience who had attended BSCTC to raise their hands, showcasing the college's far-reaching influence in the community.

Reflecting on his personal journey and the importance of education, Dr. Quarles shared aDr Ryan Quarles powerful message about how his mom often reminded him that education was the great equalizer. His words resonated with many, emphasizing the enduring value of education in creating opportunities and fostering success.

The ceremony celebrated the students' achievements and hard work, recognizing their dedication and perseverance as BSCTC awarded 305 associate degrees, 62 diplomas, and 682 certificates, including 16 Early College Academy students. 

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Pictured: Dr. Ryan Quarles, KCTCS President and graduates.