01 Jul Florida Technical College Celebrates Largest Graduation Class Since Its Inception
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The June graduation ceremony marks a milestone for FTC as more than 1,600 graduates get ready to enter the labor market, including many students who relocated from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
More than 1,600 students walked across the stage at the Amway Arena to receive their diplomas during Florida Technical College’s 2019 commencement ceremony. The graduates, 56 percent of whom are Hispanic, received diplomas in more than 8 programs, ranging from diplomas to associate degrees, to four-year bachelor’s degrees. Students from the Digital Animation and Special Effects (DAVE) School, a sister film and game production college, were also among the graduates.
“Our graduates are now ready to contribute more fully to their families, their communities, and our country,” said FTC President Dr. James Burkett. They have faced many challenges, juggling busy lives, young families, and work demands; but they have prevailed because they believed in themselves. I am extremely proud of them.”