Central Texas College (CTC) held its spring graduation ceremony Friday at the Bell County Expo Center. More than 430 graduates were in attendance to receive their associate degrees of science, arts, applied science as well as certificates of completion. Among those receiving degrees were members of the first-ever graduating class of the Early College High School. Keynote speaker for the event was John Craft, superintendent of the Killeen Independent School District. Graduates also heard welcoming remarks from Col. Henry Perry, Fort Hood Garrison commander.

The average age of the CTC graduates attending the ceremony was 26 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 distance learners and students from CTC continental campuses traveled to the ceremony from North Carolina, Georgia, Colorado and New Mexico.

The graduating class included various active-duty military personnel and family members. These were 75 soldiers, 162 civilians and 189 family members associated with the U.S. Army, three members of the U.S. Air Force and one National Guardsman.

Twelve students were recognized as highest honors graduates for completing their degree plans with a 4.0 grade point average. They were Lizbeth Funez-Lenon, Associate of Arts; Sarah   Hymes, Associate of Applied Science; Bethany Jones, Associate of Applied Science; Bonnie Lawrence, Associate of Applied Science; Brittany Nikoletopoulos, Associate of Arts; Jackson Owens, Associate of Arts; and Grace Padula, Associate of Applied Science.

Five students in the Early College High School also graduated with highest honors while earning an Associate of Arts degree. They were Soichiro Giancaspro, Mohammad Kahn, Dariel Malave-Perez, Kristine Ann Reyes and Juan Villafana-Milanez.

In total, 483 associate degrees and certificates were conferred for the spring semester: Associate of Arts degrees – 250, Associate of Applied Science degrees – 121, 31 Associate of Science degrees and 28 Certificates of Completion.

The spring 2019 CTC graduates are:

Killeen

Associate of Applied Science

Hagar Aduoffei, Thomas Aguilar, Phyllis Akins, Katherine Alvarez, Tiffany Amey, Kourtnei Anderson, Misty Bennett, Edward Berkley, Abigail Bey, Tomara Brown, Charlotte Bruton, LaToyia Burrus, George Carter, Jodie Cervantez, Kristal Chapple, Agnes Eason, Yvonne Ervin, Amanda Gardner, Mickayla Godfrey, Anthony Hall, Cicely Holmes, Chanell Howard, Sarah Hymes, Jaimie Jensen, Jennifer Jimenez, Ling Lu, Ashlee Marrero, Brandan McFadden, Courtney Monahan, Rosalina Moore, Susan Morales, Courtney Morris, Han Nguyen, Shantal Oliver, Jamil Ortiz, Keith Parker, Katherine Peters, Kayedon Quier, Malcolm Reese, Higawit Robinson, Tawa Seabrook, Jaden Seals, Theresa Shaw, Chara Sheppard, Bonnea Tindle, Mary Torres Tenorio, Cristian Weatherly, John Wiley, Terry Williams, Jr. and Nikki Zarate

Associate of Arts

Laura Ady, Sebastian Alfonso, Desiree Allman, Jayda Anderson, Jarrod Anderson, Kacey Anthony, Chequita Anthony, Aaliyah Arredondo, Rachael Barnes, Marquis Barr, Diamante Barron-Harris, Caryn Bautista Aguon, Channing Bell, Satchel Bellard, Rihana Belton, Juan Benitez, Joshua Christian Bognot, Xhedrick Brandon, Mariah Campos, Jake Canaday, Jahleana Mae Cardines, Malik Carey-Harpe, Mykaylah Carngbe, Kaysha Carter, Nathean  Cash, Amber Castellanos, Clarissa Chavarin, Isabella Chavez, Destiny Childs, Araina Clay, Angelica Concepcion-Serpas, Barbara Conrad, Deanna Contreras, Gavin Courchesne, Ellen Crable, Ryan Crawford, Rachel Cross, George Crowder, D?Andrea Crowder, George Crowe, Myia Dabney, Abdurrahman  Danquah, Silvia Daskalakis, Taylor Davis, Matthew De Jesus, Dennise De Jesus, Felicia Dean, Shanea  Dietel, Z?Yannia Dunn, Yesenia Estrada, Jessan Feliano, Frankie Fernandez, Kaylaa Fischer, Miche' Floyd, Irasella Fonseca, Tryndall Franklin, Edward Freeman, Jr., Lizbeth Funez-Lenon, Caroline Garcia Rivera, Odette Garraway, Soichiro Giancaspro, Agnes Gonzalez-Agosto, Izzabel Graham, Jaelyn Green, Ivore? Guyton, Kylah Hailes, Kiara Hampton, Kalaya Haymon, Mark Henry, Fa?tima Hernandez, Victoria Hicks, John Hood, Daniel Horner, Jayla House, Trang Huynh, Dexter Jenkins, Christina Jones, Sarah Keefe, Mohammad Khan, Youna Kim, Shelby Kozlik, Ja?Mia Lanier, Ricardo Lewis-Rivera, Richard Leyba, Marc Little, Erika Lomas-Garcia, Alexander Longoria, Anthony Louis, Dariel Malave Perez, Jovan Marquez, Leonardo Martinez, Bryan McBride, Fernando Molina, Koreana Montague, Janice Moore, Noah Mort, Joshua Munroe, Jamal Nasir, Jada Neal, Michael Odeh, Elysia Olivas, Philipp Orbe, Javier Orellana, Karen Ortiz, Jaydon Palacios-Aguon, Jaimie Palma-Bennett, Avery Parker, Shauntae Payne II, Marissa Perez, Brianna Perez, Mallory Peterson, Javon Pickens, Ne?Chell Preston-Newcoste, Mohammad Qadir, Gabriel Ramos, Kristine Ann Reyes, Lina Rios, Gerytzy Rios Figueroa, Abigail Rivas, Angielice Rivera De?Overstreet, Tasha Roberts, Tamera Robinson, Mathew Robles, Josean Rodriguez, Juan Rodriguez, Carlos Rodriguez, Pedro Rodriguez-Montalvo, Achanta Rogers, Javon Ross, Adrianna Roundtree, C?airah Ryan, RaiTano Sablan-Fegurgur, Miranda Samples, Christopher Sangasy, Anna Savage, Katharina Seewald, Kamani Semien, Che Shin, Anacia Simmons, Delicia Simmons, Marabelle Simmons, Nicholas Simms, Elijah Skief, Brian Skilang, Matthew Smith, Kaleb Smith, A?Yana Smith, Shantrel Spence, William Tankson, LaJaisha Taylor, Cierra Thompson, Nikita Tomlin, Reginald Torres, Tyson Truong, Hanah Tyler, Hannah Valdary, Gabriella Vazquez, Juan Villafana Milanez, Shelby Viveros, Dalton von Hahn, Talei Vuiyanuca, Diana Wallace, Jevon Ward, Adanyjah Watts, Teri Wells, Ariyanna West, Gavan-James Wiles, Tatianna Williams, Jasmine Williams, Danielle Williams, Cederic Willis, Jr., Eden Wood, Somalia Worley-Howard Aziz and A?Yona Zachary

Associate of Science

DaMone? Alexander, Jennifer Allison, Emilisa Cabangon, Garet Douglas, Desirae Garcia, Aaron Hauser, Stevontae Jones, JoAnn Mathis, Patricia Melfi, Abrí Morrison, Jessica Senn, Shantrice Stanley and Shelby Szudy

Certificate of Completion

Kossivi Aglee, Amanda Chavez, Tiffany Cooper, Charles Cooper, Shawn Dean, Semirra Durr, Kiara Guy, Lisa Flores, Chontey Forbes, Victoria Hart, Alicia Jones, Bethany Longoria, Aaliyah McCall, D?Andre Morris, Omar Pace, Elena Parker, Gabriela Poutou-Matos and Anthony Wittig

Harker Heights

Associate of Applied Science

Luetta Apgar, Chanita Cornelius, Massaran Coulibaly, Kelsey Dendy, Rafael Gallo, T?Idashia Johnson, Erin McCracken, Jacquinta Prater, Adriane Thomas and  Phillip Thompson

Associate of Arts

Rewa Almughawish, Christopher Bourland, Tashayla Brooks, Marisa Burdette, Izel Chavez, Teri Curtis-Durkovic, Judith Dugger, Ariana Fuller, Randi Gillespie, Tierra Gray-Thomas, Brittany Ipatzi, Destiny Johnson, Hamza Khan, Brittney Leon, Senah Noble, Jackson Owens, Breanna Partridge, Luechagorn Rahotan, Cody Reinhard, Denise Rodriguez, Bryonna Salas, Sofia  Santos-Quintanilla, Jadon Sitton, Kaytlyn Smith, Alexis Urbina, Gary Valdez, Melek Walker, Christianna, Watlington, Armond White, Dakota Widenor and Jordan Young

Associate of Science

Marietta Canino, Felicia Elder, Aimee Fuller, Tra Nguyen and James Smith

Fort Hood

Associate of Applied Science

Amy Hudgins, Edy McCray, Cynthia Pabon, Anya Weitz, Joy Wright and Adrienne Young

Associate of Arts

Yeo Bae, Beyonce? Bowers, Aaliyah Garza, Shibrena Johnson, Maluafiti Lelauti, Brittany Nikoletopoulos, LaShonda Wilson-Mitchell and Tiffany Zolman

Associate of Science

Elena Morejon and Samantha Rooks

Copperas Cove

Associate of Applied Science

Chris Afferback, Andy Branaugh, SueAnn Brockett, Kaitlin Chapman, Krista Ellis, Leilani Gray, James Jackson, Bethany Jones, Stephanie Kainz, Graden Pritt, Elizabeth Qualls, Whitney Walker-Campanaro and Angela Washington

Associate of Arts

Jacob Falconer, Onicka Gibbons, Akiura Kelly, Jemma Marie Mills, Jazlyn Moreno, Cody Peña, Heidy Furcal, Megan Stewart, Brooks Tokuda and Clare Werner

Associate of Science

Haydy Castillo and Samuel Welch

Certificate of Completion

Tricia Evans-Franklin and Katrina Gommels

Kempner

Associate of Applied Science

Lisa Austin, Jaimy Adler-Brown, Stacy Adler-Brown, Donald Bagley, Gary Brown and Teresa Lewellen

Associate of Arts

Nathan Metcalf, Emily Myers, Heather Rellinger and Erica Stout

Gatesville

Associate of Arts

Shiloh Howell

Lampasas

Associate of Applied Science

Travis Arnold, Michael Henniger and Alaina Huggins

Associate of Arts

Crystal Nunez

Associate of Science

Jennifer Torres

Marble Falls

Associate of Applied Science

Ashleigh Harris and Yelena Ismaylov

Associate of Arts

Amie Balsam-Abernathy

Belton

Associate of Applied Science

Steven McGuffey and Jared White

Associate of Arts

Daniella Lewis

Associate of Science

MichaelAngelo Gonzalez and Laura Hernandez

Certificate of Completion

Derrick Boddy and Luis Montanez

Nolanville

Associate of Applied Science

Yamil Arocho Babilonia and David Neuwirth

Associate of Arts

Kameron Banks, Verani Garza, Micailah Grace, Analise Navarro and Bailey Williams

Certificate of Completion

Ezra Shockency

Salado

Associate of Applied Science

Traci Tobias

Temple

Associate of Applied Science

Wilson Hallmark, Walter Heilbrun and Quentin Huser

Georgetown

Associate of Applied Science

Bonnie Lawrence and Grace Padula

Certificate of Completion

Kylee Hall

Also graduating were:

Cassie Alexander, Associate of Applied Science; Burnet

Courtney Boyd, Associate of Applied Science; Leander

Mary Brooks, Associate of Arts; Bend

Patricia Brown, Associate of Arts; Schertz

Tammy Clawson, Associate of Applied Science; Jarrell

Maria Cruz-Ochoa, Certificate of Completion; Del Valle

Nastassja Floyd, Associate of Applied Science; Meadowlakes

Nicolas Gonzalez, Associate of Applied Science; Wylie

Chelsea Grimm, Associate of Applied Science; Conroe

Steven Haas, Associate of Applied Science; Burleson

Ashli Hall, Associate of Arts; Bronson

Carla Maldonado, Associate of Arts; Dallas

Melody McCoy, Associate of Applied Science; McGregor

Monica Rocha, Associate of Arts, New Caney

Shari Shepherd, Associate of Arts; Burleson

Albert Taisague, Associate of Arts; San Antonio

Brian Taylor, Associate of Applied Science; Sunrise Beach