PIQUA – Edison State Community College will held its 43rd annual spring commencement ceremony on May 11.
Nearly 450 students earned a total of 512 degrees or certificates in business, engineering and manufacturing, health sciences, information technology, and social and public services at this year’s graduation.
Edison State alumna and Dayton Children’s Hospital Phlebotomist Ms. Alison “Sunny” Herring delivered the ceremony’s keynote address.
Herring, of Tipp City, is a 2004 graduate of Tippecanoe High School who began working toward obtaining a Phlebotomy certification in 2013 after returning home from The Ohio State University. Since then, Herring has been employed with Dayton Children’s as a Phlebotomist where she is a highly valued member of the hospital staff.
Commencement also included a welcome and introduction from Thomas Milligan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees; greetings from Stan Evans, Chairman of the Foundation Board of Directors; presentation of candidates for degree by Chris Spradlin, Provost; and special acknowledgments from Edison State President, Dr. Doreen Larson.
The Edison State Community College Class of 2018 features:
* 447 Graduates
* 393 Associate Degrees Earned
* 119 Certificates or Certificates of Completion (“Fast Tracks”) Earned
* 35% of the graduating class lives in Miami County, 22% in Shelby County, and 22% in Darke County.
* Graduates represent 16 Ohio counties.
* 27 students graduating with a minimum 4.0 GPA
* 111 students graduating with a minimum of 3.5 GPA
* The oldest graduate is 60-years-old, the youngest graduate is 17-years-old; 116 are 21 or younger, and 10 are 50 or older.
* 33 graduates were pinned as registered nurses
* 51 College Credit Plus graduates including one high school junior
* 165 students with transfer credit totaled 7,475 hours transferred, averaging 39.5 hours per student.