Terra State Community College honored its 53rd graduating class at commencement ceremonies on Friday.
“On behalf of Terra State Community College, I want to congratulate the Class of 2022,” said Terra State President Dr. Ronald Schumacher. “You did it! I hope as you leave Terra State Community College as a graduate, you take with you the many memories of the time you spent here. You made a great decision to invest in Terra State, and the degree(s) and/or certificate(s) that you earned are one of the most valuable investments you will ever make.”
Director of the Terra College Foundation, Dr. Cory Stine, announced that in the 53rd graduating class, 217 students are graduating with associate degrees in more than 28 fields, and 127 students have earned a certificate. Additionally, the age range of graduates was 17 years old to 60 years old, 14 graduates were in high school as part of the College Credit Plus (CCP) initiative, 13 students achieved a 4.0 GPA, 64 students earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher, 18 were student employees and eight are veterans.
Alexandria Maas of Fostoria, a phlebotomy graduate, delivered the student speaker address. She spoke about how each of her classmates must take time for themselves and enjoy the small victories. She affirmed that her fellow graduates must remember to be expedient, be bold and most importantly themselves as they take the next steps in their pathway.
“Graduation marks yet another chapter in our lives. We all have our own book of life that has not yet been written. Rest assured that through our schooling we have been given the proper pen and paper needed to write our own stories. You are the only one who can decide how to
end your story. Endings aren’t written by circumstances. They are written by people like you,” said Maas.