MOUNT VERNON — Families and friends gathered Tuesday to celebrate the dedication and hard work of a number of individuals in adult education programs at the Knox County Career Center as a graduation ceremony was held for automotive technician, CNC manufacturing, HVACR and welding classes.
Adult Education Director Jane Marlow welcomed the soon-to-be-graduates and their guests. Thanking the families and friends for the support they gave the students, she said the certification rate for this group of students was “outstanding.”
Joel Daniels, adult education coordinator, also thanked the students’ supporters. He spoke of the grueling class schedule and said Tuesday’s ceremony was a celebration of the sacrifices made as well as the accomplishments of the students.
KCCC board President Richard McLarnan and Superintendent Bernie Pachmayer presented the certificates to the following individuals earning certificates of completion:
Automotive Technician — Bryan Bird, Brent Crowthers, Donald DeMarco, Brad Lamb, Erik Lampl, Robert Schmidt and Brandon Spellman.
CNC Manufacturing — Shane Forster, Shawn Kohler, Dustin Kribbs, Steven Lewis, Ed Llewellyn, Sarah Crunelle-Ott and Joshua Woodard.
HVACR — Virgil Bird, Kyle Ford, Mitchel Grove, Melanie Hall, Daniel Martin, Matthew Price, Roy Stimpert and Jerry Tallentire.
Chad Behner, Jason Carpenter and Kelly Moran earned welding certificates.
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