Hocking College welcomed over 200 new students into the ranks of Alumni on Saturday, December 11, 2021.
Two ceremonies were held on Saturday morning. At 9:00 a.m., the School of Allied Health and Nursing and the School of Workforce Development commencement ceremony began; then the School of Arts, Business & Science, the School of Natural Resources and the School of Public Safety Services commencement ceremony was held beginning at 11:00 a.m.
The ceremonies were hosted by Hocking College’s president, Dr. Betty Young, alongside the college’s Vice Presidents, Deans, and Board of Trustees. The Keynote Speaker at both ceremonies was Stuart Brooks, a Nelsonville, Ohio native and a Hocking College Trustee.
Within the graduating class, 52 students graduated with Honors, 22 graduated with affiliation to the Phi Theta Kappa Fraternity Organization, 13 were recognized as honored veterans and 18 were celebrated as student-athletes.
The following students won awards from the college:
Roy Wonner - Student Employment Award
Ilana Sark - Community Service Award
Elizabeth Samson - Inspirational Award
Peyton Campbell - Scholar Athlete Award
Tasha Lohr - Environmental Award
Kylee Ooten - Student Life Award
Kyle Carver - Veteran of the Year Award
Michael Broome - Richard Elston Leadership Award
Hocking College Trustee Award - Soad Haddad
President’s List - Makayla Bolt, Peyton Campbell, Soad Haddad, Kimberly Laughman, Jordan Miller, Kylee Ooten, Elizabeth Samson and Ilana Sark.