Graduates Celebrated at Business & Technology Convocation

Fall CBT convocation ceremonies in Alumni Coliseum

EKU's College of Business and Technology honored 234 degree candidates at its Fall 2015 Convocation Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 11. The evening ceremony was held at EKU's Alumni Coliseum and hosted by college dean, Dr. Tom Erekson. Faculty, staff and guests honored 207 bachelor's degrees, 16 master's degrees, and 11 associate degree candidates.

Speaking on behalf of the graduating class was William Tyler Gilbert, accounting major from Barbourville. Gilbert was joined by his family and friends, including his father, Joe Gilbert who is also an EKU alum.

Gilbert spoke on courage, perseverance, and rising to the challenge 'to step outside the realms of my comfort zone.' Gilbert said, 'EKU has truly challenged me to be the best possible version of myself while truly being able to appreciate global diversity. I have grown personally, intellectually, and socially since my humble beginnings as a freshman.' He went on to charge graduates to 'continue to combat even the most adverse situations with the courage and tenacity to press forward in pursuit of our goals.'  Following graduation, Gilbert plans to pursue his goal of becoming an attorney.

Student banner bearers were Dexter R. Dunn, finance major from Campton, for the School of Business, and Andrew J. Stofleth, public relations major from Richmond, for the School of Applied Arts and Technology.

Keynote speaker for the evening was Dr. Cynthia Bohn, a three-time EKU alum and owner of Equus Run Vineyards in Midway. 

The ceremony after-party was a special treat in more ways than one with live music from The Johnson Brothers and scoops of Biz-Tec Blast - the college's custom ice cream blend from Mad Scoops. The Johnson Brothers also composed and recorded the new CBT Theme Song that served as convocation recessional music.

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Published on December 11, 2015