Lacombe, LA - Northshore Technical Community College (NTCC) celebrated its annual commencement exercises on Monday, May 23, 2022 at University Center on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University. Collectively, the graduating class of 2022 represents 539 graduates. Additionally, a total of 1,286 credentials was earned by 650 students during the 2021-2022 academic year. Those numbers represent NTCC’s largest graduating class with its origins dating all the way back to 1930, as the Sullivan Trade School in Bogalusa, LA.
NTCC Chancellor, Dr. William Wainwright, praised the graduates for their investment of time and hard work, and he encouraged them to uplift their communities going forward. “As we emerge from the Pandemic, never before has the success of Northshore Technical Community College graduates been so important to our communities. Our graduates represent critical thinkers, problem solvers, highly skilled technicians, and leaders who will play an essential role in strengthening our economies,” said Dr. Wainwright.
This year’s Commencement Speaker, Dr. Tina Holland President of Franciscan Missionaries of our Lady University said, “I am honored to celebrate with these graduates and their families. They represent the kind of grit and spirit that characterizes Louisiana. They are building bright futures for themselves, their families and our state and I congratulate each and every one of them.”
The 2022 commencement was the first in-person ceremony since 2019. The 2020 and 2021 Commencements were held at individual campuses where the Chancellor individually conferred over 500 degrees to students in private ceremonies with families in attendance.
About Northshore Technical Community College:
Northshore Technical Community College (NTCC) is a comprehensive college with a rich history of providing workforce training and academic pathways to universities across the state of Louisiana. Beyond the traditional classroom and workforce training opportunities, NTCC provides opportunities for students seeking our Adult Education, ESL, and YouthBuild programs. NTCC is comprised of its Main Campus in Lacombe, Hammond Area Campus, Florida Parishes Campus in Greensburg, Sullivan Campus in Bogalusa, and the Livingston Parish Campus in Walker. In 2015, NTCC was recognized by the Brookings Institute as the first in the nation for economic value of its graduates. The Chronicle of Higher Education named NTCC in 2019 as seventh fastest growing colleges from 2007-2017. NTCC was also awarded the Top 50 Places to Work in New Orleans by the Times-Picayune in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. If you would like more information about the Northshore Technical Community College, check us out at www.northshorecolle.edu.