West Kentucky Community and Technical College recognized more than 230 candidates for graduation who participated in its Spring Commencement Ceremonies at the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center May 11, 2019, many of them from Marshall County.

More than 1,000 WKCTC students were eligible to receive an associate degree, diploma or certificate during the spring 2019 semester. In addition to the candidates for graduation, more than 40 students received nursing pins during the ceremony.

Keynote speaker Bob Wilson of Ballard County told the students and audience that success in life comes down to their mindset. "Your attitude and your opinions will dictate your path in life," said Wilson, director of pupil personnel for the Ballard County School District.

"Get off of your phones! Look around and see what's going on around you in this world. We have great things going on and great people around you," Wilson told the student body, which included his own graduating daughter, Storm Wilson, and his wife, LorryBeth Wilson, a WKCTC employee who also earned her doctorate degree in P-20 Leadership and Higher Education this year. "It will be your generation, your courage, your leadership, your character and your mindset that will make our world a better place."

Local WKCTC graduates were:

Kinlee Makae Adams of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Administrative Office Technology

Taylor Jordan Bare of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Elijah Ronin Beyer of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Sara E. Chambers of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Administrative Office Technology

Sheila Anne Chandler of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Michael Lee Chilton of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Industrial Maintenance Technology

Taylor Lynn Clark of Benton, KY - an Associate in Science Degree

Tylar Brooke Clark of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Logistics and Operations Management

Keegan Ray Cole of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Criminal Justice

Bobby Dean Culp of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Air Conditioning Technology

Tiffanie Renee Daugherty of Benton, KY - an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology

Jennah Dowell of Benton, KY - an Associate in Arts Degree

Justina Renee Etheridge of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Business Administration

Hayden Brooke Eubanks of Benton, KY - an Associate in Science Degree

Harold Tyler Fletcher of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Computerized Manufacturing and Machining

Shawn Robert Fletcher of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Computer & Information Technologies

Michael Leslie Frey of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Culinary Arts

Bailie Jean Gipson of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Brooklynn Machelle Givens of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

Anne Grailer of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Medical Information Technology

Steven Joseph Grailer Ii of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Welding Technology

Jenna Ma'ree Green of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Whitney Elizabeth Green of Benton, KY - an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing

Jadrian Leigh Haley of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Business Administration

Jordan Danielle Harper of Benton, KY - an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Radiography with High Distinction with a 3.600 to 4.000 GPA

Brianna Taylor Higgins of Benton, KY - an Associate in Arts Degree with High Distinction with a 3.600 to 4.000 GPA

Adam Grant Hill of Benton, KY - an Associate in Science Degree

Colin Bryce Howell of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Diesel Technology

Caitlin Rochelle Hudson of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Business Administration

Rochelle LaNay Jenkins of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Business Administration

Adriana A. Key of Benton, KY - a Diploma in Dental Assisting with Distinction with a 3.400 to 3.599 GPA

Dalton James Leach of Benton, KY - an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Industrial Maintenance Technology with High Distinction with a 3.600 to 4.000 GPA

Kari Nicole Leigh of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Business Administration

Anna Rebekah Lewis of Benton, KY - an Associate in Arts Degree with High Distinction with a 3.600 to 4.000 GPA

Tiffany Anneice Lile-Chandler of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Business Administration

Emily Christen Lockett of Benton, KY - an Associate in Arts Degree with High Distinction with a 3.600 to 4.000 GPA

Emily Nicole Martin of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Jacob-Derik Tyler Mason of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Computer & Information Technologies

Katelyn G. McClard of Benton, KY - an Associate in Arts Degree with High Distinction with a 3.600 to 4.000 GPA

Stephanie Rachel McCoy of Benton, KY - an Associate in Arts Degree

Cheryl McGregor of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Business Administration

Gabriel Dante Victor Miceli of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Computer & Information Technologies

Davis Scott Myers of Benton, KY - an Associate in Arts Degree

Kayla Ann Myers of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Welding Technology

Kelsey Anne Myers of Benton, KY - an Associate in Science Degree

Jakeb Carter Newton of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Electrical Technology

Joel Daniel Pace of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Air Conditioning Technology

Karlee Elizabeth Phillips of Benton, KY - an Associate in Arts Degree with High Distinction with a 3.600 to 4.000 GPA

Kyler J. Pilant of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Computer & Information Technologies

Natalie Randolph of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Lakin Makayla Reed of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Bryce Peyton Rickman of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Amanda L. Ross of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Christopher David Shoulders of Benton, KY - an Associate in Science Degree

Shelby Caroline Smith of Benton, KY - an Associate in Science Degree

Mitchel Cameron Stelter of Benton, KY - an Associate in Science Degree

Jacee Riley Story of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Bethany Strozzo of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Business Administration

Wesley Cole Waldrop of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Industrial Maintenance Technology

Michaela Nicole Walker of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Medical Laboratory Technology

Emily H. Watson of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Brent Shannon Weitlauf of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Diesel Technology

Leeandra Lois Wells of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Robbie Williams of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Administrative Office Technology

Jaron Wood of Benton, KY - a Certificate in Electrical Technology

Chaney York of Benton, KY - an Associate in Arts Degree

Courtney Lane Beeler of Calvert City, KY - a Certificate in Administrative Office Technology

Austin Lee Bohannon of Calvert City, KY - an Associate in Science Degree

Nicholas Ray Burford of Calvert City, KY - an Associate in Science Degree

Courtney Burkeen of Calvert City, KY - a Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Cody Howard Clark of Calvert City, KY - an Associate in Science Degree

Cameron Reese Cline of Calvert City, KY - a Certificate in Industrial Maintenance Technology

Jensen Renee Cosby of Calvert City, KY - a Certificate in Administrative Office Technology

Logan Matthew Draffen of Calvert City, KY - an Associate in Science Degree with High Distinction with a 3.600 to 4.000 GPA

Autumn B. Evans of Calvert City, KY - a Certificate in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

Alexandria Nichole Fiske of Calvert City, KY - a Certificate in Business Administration

Sarah Elizabeth Fountain of Calvert City, KY - an Associate in Arts Degree

Zachary Tyler Garland of Calvert City, KY - a Certificate in Criminal Justice

Trevin Green of Calvert City, KY - a Certificate in Fire/Rescue Science Technology

Karen Jean Hargrove of Calvert City, KY - an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing with Distinction with a 3.400 to 3.599 GPA

Krystal Karen Haynes of Calvert City, KY - a Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Lindsey Nicole Hopkins of Calvert City, KY - a Certificate in Medical Laboratory Technology

Callie Elisabeth Hughes of Calvert City, KY - an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Medical Information Technology with High Distinction with a 3.600 to 4.000 GPA

Amanda Sue King of Calvert City, KY - a Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Tristan James Marshall of Calvert City, KY - a Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Cassandria McClanahan of Calvert City, KY - a Certificate in Administrative Office Technology

Wayne Adam Murray of Calvert City, KY - an Associate in Science Degree

Briana M. Phelps of Calvert City, KY - an Associate in Science Degree with High Distinction with a 3.600 to 4.000 GPA

Stephanie Ann Schlechte of Almo, KY - a Certificate in Medical Information Technology

Jacqueline Blaine Abell of Gilbertsville, KY - a Certificate in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

Elizabeth Loushea Gagnon of Gilbertsville, KY - an Associate in Science Degree

Malorie Mays of Gilbertsville, KY - an Associate in Science Degree

Olivia Ashleigh Parker of Gilbertsville, KY - an Associate in Science Degree with High Distinction with a 3.600 to 4.000 GPA

Jackson Mark Wagner of Gilbertsville, KY - a Certificate in Computer & Information Technologies

Devon Scott Warmath of Gilbertsville, KY - a Certificate in Electrical Technology

Robert Lucas Bedwell of Hardin, KY - a Certificate in Automotive Technology

Kimberly Marie Bradley of Hardin, KY - a Certificate in Medical Laboratory Technology

Alli Elizabeth Burger of Hardin, KY - a Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Whitney Lee Burkeen of Hardin, KY - a Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Brittney Kaitlyn Cannella of Hardin, KY - a Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Alexandra Leanne Emerson of Hardin, KY - a Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Meghan Nicole Foster of Hardin, KY - an Associate in Arts Degree

James Cody Hicks of Hardin, KY - an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Electrical Technology

Troy Jason Lampkin of Hardin, KY - an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Radiography with High Distinction with a 3.600 to 4.000 GPA

Whitney Michelle Lynch of Hardin, KY - a Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Michelle Annette Morton of Hardin, KY - an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Business Administration with High Distinction with a 3.600 to 4.000 GPA

Beth Ann Sterling of Hardin, KY - a Certificate in Business Administration

Landon Stephen Taylor of Hardin, KY - an Associate in Science Degree

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