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Marion Technical College Celebrates Class of 2022

Mommy did it with kids holding signs.
September 22, 2022

Female Graduate SmilingOn a bright, sunny day under stunning blue skies, Marion Technical College held its 50th annual spring graduation ceremony. As graduates circled campus with friends and family members and were cheered on by faculty and staff, Marion Tech honored the 369 students graduating with 432 degrees and certificates. These graduates came from 24 Ohio counties and ranged in age from 17 to 64 years old. A total of 14 College Credit Plus students graduated with certificates or associate degrees before they graduated from high school. Ten veterans were also among the graduates on Friday, May 13, 2022.Mommy did it graduate with her kids holding signs.

“This is one of the most important days of your lives,” said Dr. Ryan McCall, president of Marion Technical College. “You’ve achieved your associate degree or certificate. This credential signals to others that you are prepared and ready to make a more meaningful contribution, but don’t let this be the end of your journey. Strive every day to be a learner and continue to build on the foundation you received at Marion Tech.”

Dr. McCall also praised the faculty who worked to help these students succeed as well as the families who supported these students in their endeavors.

Male graduate with dual degrees.

Keynote speaker Jessica Coleman, a Marion resident, business owner, and Alumni Hall of Fame member had these words for graduates, “Congratulations! You may be the most resilient group of graduates. You finished during a pandemic. College is a task and you’ve completed it during the most uncertain of times.”

Student speaker Andrew Schoppelrei of Cardington said, “Today marks an important, positive step toward your future. You risked your time, your effort, and your money to get here. You worked hard and, no matter what the obstacles, you continued on your way.”

Woman Graduate with supporter hugging and smiling.

Schoppelrei and Coleman encouraged graduates to pursue their passions and make a difference in our community.

Find the full commencement address on the college’s YouTube channel. Find additional photos of graduation on the college’s Facebook and Instagram channels.

For more than 50 years, Marion Technical College has helped more than 50,000 students reach their next dreams. Marion Tech provides an affordable, quality education that helps students prepare for in-demand careers. With convenient options including online classes and multiple locations, Marion Tech serves students in a variety of ways. 

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