Western Technical College will hold a commencement ceremony honoring 1,460 graduates from throughout Western’s district on Saturday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m. at the La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza.
Of the graduates, 635 will receive associate’s degrees, 797 will receive technical diplomas, and 28 students have completed apprenticeships. In addition, students from 32 certificate programs completed their studies during the 2017-18 academic year.
Speakers for the event will include Western president Roger Stanford and the 2018 student ambassador, Alyssa Boardman, a student in the Human Resource Management program. They keynote speaker will be Bernadine “Bernie” Hornby, a 1980 graduate of the Interior Design program, who was recently named the 2018 Distinguished Alumna by Western’s Alumni Association. Hornby is currently the president of the Vernon Electric Cooperative Board.