Morrow County students graduate from MTC

Marion Technical College (MTC) congratulates the 243 students who graduated on May 13 at the Marion Palace Theatre. These hardworking students come from many ages, including grandmothers and two high school students who graduated with associate’s degrees.

Ryan Wood is graduating from Pleasant High School in a few weeks. He’s planning to study computer science at Akron University this fall. “It costs about $21,000 a year – so I’ve saved $42,000!” Wood exclaimed.

Students of all ages found they could succeed and thrive at MTC with flexible class options, small classes, and experienced professors. Tonya Gordon of Plain City juggled working full time as an investigative supervisor with the State of Ohio as well as family demands, college, and health challenges to graduate with her associate of Applied Business in Business Management.

“Thinking of those challenges, I’ve not only survived, but conquered! We all have those victories. We need to focus on those great things to keep us positive and moving forward,” Gordon shared as the featured student speaker. “We do not realize what we are capable of accomplishing if we do not even try.”

MTC Alumni Hall of Fame Inductee Tom Saccenti inspired graduates with his keynote speech.

“My degree from Marion Technical College prepared me for the toughest challenges as I started out in my career. I’m proud to speak with this year’s graduates as they take the next step,” said Tom Saccenti, MTC alumnus and police chief in Furman, S.C.

Among the graduates were the following students from Morrow County:

Allison Lanie; Cardington

Barry Joseph; Cardington

Bash Kimberly; Mount Gilead

Becker Adrianna; Edison

Blevins Lyndsey; Mount Gilead

Carey Caitlin; Mount Gilead

Harman Patricia; Mount Gilead

Kanagy Kyle; Mount Gilead

Kilgore Angela; Cardington

Lacy Margaret; Edison

Levings Davona; Mount Gilead

Lyle Shannon; Mount Gilead

Lyle Shannon; Mount Gilead

Lyon Alexandria; Mount Gilead

McWaters Mackenzie; Mount Gilead

Moodispaugh Sarah; Cardington

Reid Julia; Mount Gilead

Sherman Anson; Cardington

Tullos Tara; Cardington

West Courtney; Edison

Westbrook Justin; Mount Gilead