Madisonville Community College honored its 2013-2014 graduates during its 45th annual commencement exercises on May 9 at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts. “Commencement is such an exciting time on campus and we were honored to celebrate this achievement with our students and their families. The college is on pace to award nearly 500 associate degrees this academic year that will help students get high wage, high demand jobs and enable them to transfer into four-year colleges,” shared Chief Student Affairs Officer Dr. Jay Parrent.
Audrey Martin of Providence was the speaker for the 5:30 p.m. ceremony. She completed her studies for the Associate in Arts degree in December 2013. She was a tutor in our Learning Space and most recently served as an intern for Kentucky Circuit Court Judge Rene Williams. She was awarded the Webster County Excellence Scholarship and graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Her professional goal is to become an attorney.
Dylan Melton of Greenville was the speaker for the 7:30 p.m. ceremony. He received the Associate in Applied Science degree in the Advanced Integrated Technology program. He was a School Counts-Iris Givens Scholarship recipient and named one of MCC’s Students of the Month. Melton was one of the first AIT program students placed in a co-operative education setting with Fluid Power Services.
Brook Blackburn of Madisonville was selected by MCC faculty to receive the 2013-2014 Outstanding Student award. She has served as president of MCC’s Students Investigating Math and Science club, was a Phi Theta Kappa honor society member, and received the outstanding humanities student in English award. Brooke plans to transfer to the University of Louisville this fall.
Dr. Robin West, History Instructor, was selected by MCC students as the 2014 Outstanding Faculty Member. Dr. West has instilled in students a thirst for knowledge and has inspired hundreds of students to further study history. He is known to students as someone who not only sets high expectations for learning, but never fails to provide the time and individualized attention necessary for them to achieve at that level.
Students awarded credentials from Madisonville Community College during the 2013-2014 academic year were: