Graduates and Alumnus Honored at Commencement
Jun 25, 2012
The Akron Area Campus awarded 82 graduates their degrees and diplomas on Saturday, June 2nd during the commencement ceremony held at the Cuyahoga Falls Auditorium in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Graduates, their family and friends, and faculty and staff were in high spirits for the event.
The United States Army National Guard and Northeast Ohio Honor Guard Detail began the ceremony by posting the colors. Stow Mayor Sara Drew gave an inspiring speech to the graduates during the ceremony. She shared how her mother was a coal miner’s daughter in Western Pennsylvania, who moved to Ohio and went to college to be a librarian and how it changed her life. Mayor Drew congratulated the graduates for their hard work and dedication and wished them success in their future endeavors.
Many honors and achievement awards were presented to graduates. The Alumni Hall of Achievement Award was presented to Ramsey Garnica who graduated from the information systems engineering degree program in December 2010. Before attending National, Ramsey was a soldier for the US Army and served in Iraq. He is now working as a technical consultant for Quality IP where he started working shortly after graduating. He has also been active in the community doing volunteer work for a food kitchen and a homeless shelter for veterans where he fixes all computer related issues. He has accumulated an impressive list of certifications. (Click this link to see an article about Ramsey in the National News in May 2011: http://www.national-college.edu/newsevents/nationalnews/110520.html)