VERSAILLES, Ky. — The 16 colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) will honor more than 15,000 candidates, potentially receiving more than 30,000* credentials, at graduation this spring. In addition to the spring graduates, several commencement exercises also will recognize students who have graduated since the May 2018 commencement. Many will earn more than one degree, diploma or certificate; some are high school students who have earned a high school diploma and an associate degree simultaneously.
Here is a list of commencement plans, which begin May 9.
Ashland Community and Technical College
May 13, 6 p.m.
Paramount Arts Center, 1300 Winchester Ave., Ashland
700+ students, 1800 credentials
Speaker: Dr. Jay K. Box, KCTCS President
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
May 12, 4 p.m.
Alumni Coliseum, Eastern Kentucky University, 521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond
2215 graduates, 4300 credentials
Speaker: Susan Elkington, President, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky
Big Sandy Community and Technical College
May 10, 7 p.m. for Allied Heath
May 11, 9 a.m. and noon for all others
Mountain Arts Center, 50 Hal Rogers Drive, Prestonsburg
375 students, 909 credentials awarded
Speaker: Prestonsburg Mayor Leslie Stapleton
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
May 13, 7 p.m.
Central Hardin High School, 3040 Leitchfield Rd. Cecilia
1422 students, 1900 credentials
Speaker: Dr. Juston Pate, President/CEO, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
Gateway Community and Technical College
May 16, 7 p.m.
BB&T Arena at Northern Kentucky University, 500 Louie B Nunn Dr., Newport
1633 students, 2450 credentials
Speaker: Lewis Diaz, partner, Dinsmore
Hazard Community and Technical College
May 11, 10 a.m.
John C. Combs Arena, 305 Park Avenue, Hazard
717 graduates, 1703 credentials
Speaker: Leslie Maschino, graduating student
Henderson Community College
May 10, 7 p.m.
Preston Art Center, 2660 South Green Street, Henderson
168 graduates, 244 credentials
Speaker: Bob Berry, President/CEO, Big Rivers Electric Corporation
Hopkinsville Community College
May 10, 7 p.m.
James E. Bruce Convention Center, 303 Conference Center Drive, Hopkinsville
835 students, 1446 credentials
Speaker: Colonel Joseph P. Kuchan, Garrison Commander at Fort Campbell
Jefferson Community and Technical College
May 14, 5:30 and 8 p.m.
Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 S. 4th St., Louisville
2500 graduates, 4300 credentials
Madisonville Community College
May 10, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Drive, Madisonville
250 graduates, 650 credentials
Speaker: Dr. Aaron Thompson, President of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
Maysville Community and Technical College
May 11, 10:30 a.m.
Mason County Field House
Student Speaker – Terrell Clarke
Montgomery and Rowan Campus (combined)
May 13, 6 p.m.,
Montgomery County High School Arena
Speakers: Montgomery Student – Kaylee McFarland, Rowan Student – Jonathan Mosley
Licking Valley Campus Graduation
May 15, 6 p.m.
Harrison County High School
Student Speaker – Michael McKinney
758 graduates, 2234 credentials
Owensboro Community and Technical College
May 15 and May 16 at 6:30 p.m.
RiverPark Center, 101 Daviess Street, Owensboro
433 Graduates, 1246 Credentials
Speaker: The Honorable Mr. Joe Bowen, Former Kentucky State Senator
Somerset Community College
May 10, 7:30 pm
The Center for Rural Development, 2292 S Hwy 27, Somerset
1011 graduates, 2131 credentials
Speaker: Dr. Carey Castle, President/CEO, Somerset Community College
Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College
May 10, 4 p.m. Arts and Humanities and Business Divisions
7:00 Mathematics and Sciences, Allied Health and Nursing and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Divisions
Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC), 601 College St., Bowling Green
Approximately 800 graduates, 2481 credentials
Southeast Community and Technical College
May 9, 6 p.m.
Harlan County High School, 4000 US-119, Baxter
Approximately 400 students, 600+ credentials
Speaker: Video of current students and graduates.
West Kentucky Community and Technical College
May 11, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah
1100 candidates for graduation, 1644 credentials
Speaker: Bob Wilson, Director of Pupil Personnel, Ballard County School District
*Final numbers of graduates and credentials could be slightly different.