Southeast honors its grads, 47th commencement held May 4

The 47th commencement and awarding of degrees at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College was held recently at the Harlan County High School with over 300 graduates participating. The key address was delivered by SKCTC alumnus and acclaimed author and professor Dr. William H. Turner. He holds the title of Distinguished Professor of Appalachian Studies at Berea College. A near-capacity crowd filled the commencement site as people gathered to pay tribute to the graduating class of 2012. (Photos by Chris Jones)

 

Southeast faculty members in their graduation robes

Students in cap and gown sitting down

Dr. Ayers and Al Cornett as he accepts service award

Dr. Bill Turner and Dr. Ayers

Faculty walking through doors lining up

Group of speaker for graduation

girl holding flower

students holding flowers in cap and gown

Student speaker Brooke Sampson

Students lining up

graduates praying

nurse grads embracing

chairman of the board reecie stagnolia

Dr. Ayers shaking a young boys hand

A signer for the def using sign language 

graduation stage and students walk through

nursing students celebrating

students wrapping around the gym taking their seats

Dr. Bill Turner giving the commencement address

Dr. Ayers addressing the crowd

Nursing Student accepting diploma

Students lining up

Nursing students standing at attention

Dr. Conover addressing audience

New Horizons faculty winners