College celebrates success at commencement ceremony

Anoka Technical College celebrated the achievements of 297 students who earned their degrees at a commencement ceremony held at partner school Anoka-Ramsey Community College on May 13.

Several speakers congratulated and encouraged graduates to continue their career or educational journey including Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Trustee Dawn Erlandson. The ceremony also featured student speaker Adam Welter, who graduated with a degree in CNC Manufacturing Technology. 

College president Kent Hanson, Ph.D., referenced a Bruce Springsteen song when recounting his own journey.

“Make every day a 'glory day.' You can achieve anything that you want as long as you believe in yourselves,” said Hanson. “Be positive and enthusiastic every day, no matter what you are doing. Positive energy and enthusiasm attracts more positive energy and things to be enthusiastic about, thus creating your reality.”

 ATC Graduation Spring 2015

Students from Anoka Technical College listen to the commencement address given by fellow student Adam Welter May 13.

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