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2018 Graduates Raise $2,500 as They Join MTC Alumni Association

Picture of Dr. Rhames and Annie Dillard

The class of 2018 showed their generosity by raising more than $2,500 through an inaugural 2018 Graduate Class Giving Campaign, and began a tradition that will be renewed for years to come. As part of the campaign, each graduate-donor who donated $20.18 or more to commemorate their graduation year received a special green and silver cord to wear at graduation. Dollars raised from the campaign go toward the MTC Foundation’s Real Impact annual fund.

There were more historical highlights from this year’s commencement ceremony. Ninety-two-year-old Annie Dillard set the record as the oldest person to ever graduate from MTC, and almost 50 dual-enrolled high school students received college degrees and certificates, making them the largest group of youngest graduates in MTC history.

“We had a number of students who received college associate degrees and certificates the same year of their high school graduation,” said MTC President Dr. Ronald L. Rhames. “These courses can save them thousands of dollars in tuition costs and can shorten the time it takes to earn a college degree.”

With the class of 2018, the membership of the MTC Alumni Association grew to more than 8,350. Plans are underway now to help alumni form more connections, network, and keep in touch with others who share MTC memories. Stay connected on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Visit the MTC Alumni Association events page for future events, community service volunteer opportunities, and informal gatherings.