CCI Commencement on May 9, 2013 marked the end of another academic year for the college. Over 300 students graduated this spring and many will soon be starting their new careers.
Monica Langley, esteemed Wall Street Journal writer, gave the commencement address to the students and guests attending the ceremony. In her address she shared her three guiding principles: people, persistance and passion. With her stories from 25 years at the WSJ and her early days as an intern copy clerk at the Knoxville News Sentinel, she captured the graduates attention with her practical and timely guidance. Click here to view her commencement address: http://sf.ites.utk.edu/utk/Play/186f9361b3a145e49a0069dcadb64c361d.
The ceremony was punctuated with an incredible performance by Angelia Onulha as she sang “I Hope You Dance.” CCI graduate Ashley Wright was commissioned into the United States Airforce by Lieutenant Colonel Brian J. Delamater.
The senior gift was presented to the college in honor of Professor and Director Margie Morrison and will be used once fully funded to purchase a seat in the CCI auditorium in her memory.