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TCAT graduates 18 students
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Liliana Escobar of McMinnville is presented her Practical Nursing Diploma by Tennessee College of Applied Technology president Dr. Warren Laux. A ceremony was held Friday to recognize the 2019 summer graduates.

Tennessee College of Applied Technology McMinnville bid farewell to 18 students during its summer graduation ceremony held recently.

“During the last year, we had 105 students graduate with diplomas and 71 students complete their certificates,” said Dr. Warren Laux, director of TCAT. “Eighteen participated in our 2019 summer commencement program to celebrate the accomplishments of all TCAT graduates. TCAT has given these graduates the opportunity for training to allow them to have a successful technical career. We also thank our instructors and staff for their support and guidance for the students.” 

The 18 were: 

Computer Information Technology: Josh Davis, of McMinnville. 

Industrial Electricity: Justin Lee and Codey Dean, both of Sparta.

Industrial Maintenance: Charlie Krickel and James Miles, both of McMinnville; and Brandon Heath Madison and Kevin Roosa, both of Manchester.

Welding Technology: Jonathan Greene, Slaeton McCoy, Zane Maxwell, Jeff McCormick and Erik Trujillo, all of McMinnville; Matthew Pemberton, of Woodbury; Cole George, of Bradyville; and Bryson Braswell and Travis Layne Checchi, of Smithville.

Practical Nursing: Liliana Escobar, of McMinnville.

Automotive Technology: Christian Antonio Esparza, of McMinnville. 

Featured speaker for the event was Industrial Development Board director Don Alexander.