26 Jun 2012

Spartan Presented 148 Graduates in March

Ron Worthington, vice president of student services/curriculum control, welcomed the graduates, their families and friends to the ceremony.  Also in attendance were Ryan Goertzen, vice president of education; Douglas Yost, senior vice president of flight operations; Damon Bowling, vice president of marketing and admissions; Mark Pranger, dean of college programs; and Kenneth Lamp, director of AMT/NDT/QC programs.

Dennis Braner, president of Intercontinental Jet Services Corp., was the guest speaker for the commencement ceremony.  Intercontinental Jet Services Corp. is a Tulsa-based, factory-owned and authorized Mitsubishi service center.  IJSC is one of the world’s largest Honeywell authorized TPE331 major service centers.  IJSC services all models of Mitsubishi aircrafts.

Other speakers included valedictorians Matthew Borges and Benjamin Ludwig and salutatorians Ben Richardson and Pamela Morgan.  Ryan Goertzen, vice president of education, presented awards during the ceremony, including Highest Honor, Instructor of the Class, and Instructor of the Quarter awards.

Instructor of the Class was awarded to Dr. Richard Gaddis. Instructor of the Quarter award recipients are selected by members of the graduating class.  Recipients were:

  • General Education – William Benzing
  • Avionics – Bennie Thurman
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology – Robert Wilson
  • Quality Control – Sally Hunt
  • Flight – Aaron Varland

The number of graduates in each of our programs was as follows:

  • Bachelor of Science in Aviation Technology Management – 4
  • Associate of Applied Science Aviation – Professional Pilot – 3
  • Associate of Applied Science Aviation Maintenance Technology – 8
  • Associate of Applied Science Avionics Maintenance Technology – 16
  • Associate of Applied Science Quality Control – 13
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology – 67
  • Avionics Maintenance Technology – 11
  • Nondestructive Testing – 26

Congratulations to our recent graduates on their academic achievements!  Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology wishes each of our graduates the best of luck in their future endeavors.