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Pinning and commencement exercises May 9

Lincoln Trail College’s 44th annual commencement exercises will be conducted at 7 p.m. May 9 in the college gymnasium.

Robert Conn, dean of instruction at LTC, will confer degrees and certificates. IECC board member John Brooks will give the “Charge to the Class.” The welcome will be given by LTC President Kathryn Harris. Harris will also present candidates for degrees and certificates. Barbara Shimer, instructor of drama/theater, will announce the candidates for graduation, and Mike McElyea of Highland Church of Christ will give the inspirational reading and closing reflections.

Providing the processional and recessional marches will be the LTC Concert Band directed by Jeshua Franklin. Brassmasters will provide prelude music, and the LTC Statesman Singers, under Franklin’s direction, will provide special music for the evening.

Honor graduates, those who have received a 3.50 or better cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale, will wear gold honor cords and receive a gold seal on their diplomas in recognition of academic achievement. Members of Phi Theta Kappa honorary society will wear traditional gold stoles. Phi Theta Kappa members will sell roses prior to the commencement ceremony.

Prior to the commencement exercise will be nurse pinning at 5 p.m. in the theater.

Graduates and guests are invited to the commencement reception in the cafeteria immediately following the ceremony.

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