Central Texas College (CTC) held its spring commencement ceremony Friday at the Bell County Expo Center. More than 300 graduates received associate degrees of science, arts, applied science as well as certificates of completion during the procession. Keynote speaker for the event was U.S. Congressman John Carter. Graduates also heard welcoming remarks from Col. Henry Perry, Fort Hood Garrison commander.

The average age of the CTC graduates attending the ceremony was 33 years with the oldest graduate at 67 years of age and the youngest at 17. While most graduates were from the central Texas area, some students traveled to the ceremony from CTC continental campuses in North Carolina and Georgia as well as from South Carolina, Louisiana, Colorado, Washington D.C. and Florida. Worldwide, 1,352 students graduated from CTC this spring.

Nine students were recognized as highest honors graduates for completing their degree plans with a 4.0 grade point average. They are Cynthia Connell, associate of applied science; Sandra Gainer, associate of arts; Katya Hadley, associate of science; Tiahna Pantovich, associate of arts; Adam Pepper, associate of science; Stephanie Polovina, associate of arts; Devante Solomon, associate of applied science; Evan Valek, associate of science; and Ryan Williams, associate of arts.

Included in the graduating class were active-duty military personnel and family members: 121 students in the U.S. Army, seven in the U.S. Navy, four marines, one member of the Coast Guard and one National Guardsman. Graduating military dependents and family members totaled 160.

In total, 283 associate degrees were conferred: Associate of Arts degrees – 130, Associate of Applied Science degrees – 100 and 53 Associate of Science degrees. Also, 22 Certificates of Completion were granted.

The spring 2018 CTC graduates are:

Killeen:

Associate of Arts

Kyle Allen, Darrell Allen, Jr., Donte Batts, Aryel Bernard, Walter Brady, Alexanderea Brooks,  Victoria Caballero, Anna Cartagena, Cole Chandler, Tammy Coakley, Michael Cullum, Ashley Downing, Soumaiya Drame, Aichata Drame, Perry Draper, Rachanda Dell, Johnathen Engram, Amanda Exford, Alexis Fant, Jose Farias, Tercelle Fly, Maria Gallardo, Heidi Ganaban, Kayla Freeman, Elvia Guevara, Natalia Hartzfield, Nicole  Hensley, Shannon Holland, Christian Horton, Alisa Hurkman, Joaquin Iglecias, Jr., Kenneth Jones, Nicole Janis, Sabreeah Jones Still, Rontaja King, Ryan Larsen, Genesis Major-Milledge, Curtiz Mathis, Caitlynn McKenzie, Queen Miller, James Milligan III., Ernest Moore, Jr., Tia Morris, Tawny Morris, Alfred Nieto, Joseph Pabon, Tiahna  Pantovich, Luis Ponce Chinea, Cassandra Reazola, Elliott Rivera, Susanne Rivera, Marvin  Robinson, Shakia Rogers, Trisha Ronk, Janet Salter, Leilani Sanchez, Quincy Sanders, Shaundria Scott, Emily Selph, LaJack Sheffield, Charles Shores, Skylier Smith, Jr., Robert Sorter, Jr., LaShundra Stephens, SonSaree? Thomas, Jessica Thomas, Tatianna Williams and Randy Winchester.

Associate of Science

Kristen Allison, Jennifer Alvarez, Chephirah Carter, Daryl Fatula, Vittorio Ferrari, Gregory Gardiner, Mickey Godfrey, Jr., Katya Hadley, Youngjung Jo, Harold Lee, Sarai Licourt, Azal Lopez, Waldemar Lopez Cruz, Ruth Lorona, Jose Marcelino, Lonnie McKinzy, Jr., James Misch, Danielle Patrom-Cooper, Adam Pepper, Chelsea Phillips, Ruth Roumillat, Melissa Stambaugh, Jessica Sykes, Quyen Tran, Heather Trevino, Evan Valek, Luis Vargas Tamayo and Allison Zinn.

Associate of Applied Science

Sinai Alvarez Moreno, Juana Barcenas, Kiana Bracey, Hubert Branch, Charlotte Bruton, Tameka Buchanan, Sarah Carroll, Zulema Carter, Monserrat Castillo Romero, John Coakley, Giovanna Cruz, Leo Davis, Jr., Keishla Delgado Rivera, Tiffany DeWitt, Julia Diaz, Samuel Dreckette, Detroit Evans, Yolonda Forbes, Christina Funderburk, Markita Garland-Thomas, Alejandro Gongora, Sheisa Gonzalez, Tanesha Goss, Erika Griffin, Brian Hammes, Casey Harmon, Kenya Hennegan, Wanda Illas, Allen Jackson, Talaya Johnson, Gina Jones, Jazmine Limjuco, Dolores Lucivero-Lombardo, Tammie Maldonado, Maria Badenas Marcelo, Belinda Moore Matthews,

Mekhrangez McDwayne, Jamie Miller, Quetcy Morales, George Noble, Marlene Núñez, Linda Perry, Daisy Reason, Susan Rhea, Jaunte Rios, Markeiah Rolla, Tawa Seabrook,Ksenia Simakina, Devante Solomon, Christina Solorio, Floyd Spiller, Samantha St. Peter, Rommell Stoute-DeLeon, Michael Sumrall, Sr., Nathan Templon, Tiwana Todd, Amber Washington, Elizabeth Whiteside, Bruce Whiteside and Patricia Wilson.

Certificates of Completion

Rosalyn Arnold, Jenean Aubrey, Ajayonia Green, De?Nita Jones, Desiree Leverett, Juan Morales Perez, Elizabeth Prats, Rogers Rider, Mae Smith, Rachelle Stanley, Nannette Topps and Hirut Zerfineh.

Harker Heights:

Associate of Arts

David Anderson, Jospeh Bahr, Obdulia Cazares Rico, Taylor Cooper, Juanita Glover, Candice Golston, Brenda Hernandez Garza, Nicole Maracayo, Kaitlin Ruiz, Jasmine Taylor, Jessie Wilkinson, Tracey Williams and Isidro Yanez.

Associate of Applied Science

Terrance Perez and Donnell Smith

Associate of Science

Nicole Egbert

Certificate of Completion

Toni Maupin

Fort Hood:

Associate of Arts

Ricardo Aparicio, Kevesha Cooke, Verna Cruse, Whitney Dunn, Cherry Scott, Sianna Taylor-Cain and Levi Wilkinson

Associate of Applied Science

Lucia Arballesroden, Robert Houser, Jaime Anthony and Reyes Manglona

Associate of Science

Jennie Furlow and Makayla Winger

Certificate of Completion

Ginny Saylor, Marlen Rodriguez-Gomez and Debra Winger

Copperas Cove:

Associate of Applied Science

Ashley Aulds, Katherine Bacon, Cynthia Connell, Sabrina Fernandez, Yliris Finney, Glikeria Gaddis, Elizabeth Hernández, Tanya Jolly, Gary Kent, Brit?ne King and Christina Paddock-Chappell

Associate of Arts

Andy Branaugh, Richard Bruce, Jr., Brianna Buchanan, Elizabeth Chrzastek, John Emerson, Jr., Brandy Guerra, Milana Hughes, Robert Lewis, Ashley Patton, Flor Price and Lacriesha Wills

Associate of Science

Emily Domitz, William Domitz, David Miller, Beatriz Miranda, Aaron Velez and Ryan Williams

Certificate of Completion

Kimberly Doyle

Gatesville:

Associate of Science

Melinda Benson

Associate of Arts

Bryan Oser

Kempner:

Associate of Applied Science

Yesenia Acosta and Susan Guerra

Associate of Science

Megan Foster

Certificate of Completion

Paul Boutte

Lampasas:

Associate of Applied Science

Natasha Ferrer

Marble Falls:

Associate of Applied Science

Shay Cantrell and Jacqueline Powers

Burnet:

Associate of Arts

Brooklyn Gilmore and Stephanie Polovina

Associate of Applied Science

Tiffany Tappe

Nolanville:

Associate of Applied Science

Auhdesc Dixon

Belton:

Associate of Science

Brian Van Sant

Associate of Arts

Mirielle White

Temple:

Associate of Science

Sincerity Hackney

Associate of Applied Science

Jose-Daniel Rosado

Associate of Arts

Marquis Russell

Salado:

Associate of Science

Alliyah Jacobs

Associate of Applied Science

Katie Vespe

Georgetown:

Associate of Applied Science

Andrea Jimmerson

Associate of Arts

Jason Kerns

Anthony Triola

Certificate of Completion

Megan Ruiz

Also graduating were:

Associate of Arts

Deborah Hicks; Bend

Felix Ledezma; Cedar Hill

Rowan Hardman; Denton

Kethy Curnutt; Devine

Paige Stewart; Florence

Jennifer Rubio; Granite Shoals

Rebecca Mayo; Leander

Carol Paone; Liberty Hill

Michala Durst; Mason

Tanya Thompson; Richland

Sandra Gainer; Spicewood

Associate of Science

Brooklynn Pospesel – Briggs

Fareed Alam - Cedar Park

Brittany Ayres; Hewitt

Jesse McDowell, Jr; Houston

Associate of Applied Science

Leslie Rodriguez; Groesbeck

Pauline Phillips; Leander

Urshula Jones; Missouri City

Elizabeth Weissinger; Onalaska

Katlyn Salamone; Rogers

Amberly Skala; Rosebud

Carmen Lopez Rosario; San Antonio

Certificate of Completion

Miraya Sanchez; Fredericksburg

Vanessa Lugo Rangel; Granite Shoals