On Saturday, May 3, 2014, WVU Tech honored nearly 200 graduates at the 115th commencement ceremony at the Neal D. Baisi Athletic Center.
During the ceremony, graduates heard from a variety of speakers including WVU President E. Gordon Gee and WVU Tech President Carolyn Long, who offered presidential remarks.
“I know the words ‘infinite possibilities’ mean something special on this campus. Those words are especially fitting today because every commencement ceremony is a celebration of infinite possibilities,” said President Gee.
President Long encouraged graduates to become lifelong learners and shared, “You are WVU Tech’s bright and shining stars. You will be a representative of this great institution wherever you go.”
Student Government Association President Amy Haddix addressed the graduates, “You are composed of many different cultures, backgrounds and nationalities. Yet, one thing unites you – WVU Tech – the school many of you have called home for years. WVU Tech has prepared you with the knowledge to go out and face the world, to not just challenge it, but to improve it.”
“With the right amount of hard work and a lot of luck, it is not an overstatement to say that you have the potential to change the world,” said commencement speaker Mr. James Estep, President and Chief Executive Officer of the West Virginia High Technology Consortium.
Graduates Shae Shamblen and Daniel Eisenberg were recognized with Presidential Leadership Awards – the university’s most prestigious academic honor – while the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) Major of the Year Award went to graduate Shaina Galinsky.
More than 500 guests attended the ceremony, including Golden Alumni from the class of 1964.