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Oregon Tech to Confer 714 Degrees During Annual Commencement

Jun 03, 2013
June 3, 2013, KLAMATH FALLS, ORE. – The commencement ceremony for the Oregon Institute of Technology’s Klamath Falls campus graduating class of 2013 will take

June 3, 2013, KLAMATH FALLS, ORE. – The commencement ceremony for the Oregon Institute of Technology’s Klamath Falls campus graduating class of 2013 will take place on Saturday, June 15 at 10 a.m. at John F. Moehl Stadium, marking the university’s 65th annual commencement.

The Class of 2013 numbers 714 individuals – inclusive of those who have completed degree requirements last Summer and Fall; Winter and Spring Terms this academic year; and another 92 who are expected to complete requirements this Summer. Among those are:
565 from the Klamath Falls Campus;
232 from the university’s Wilsonville Campus;
22 who earned more than one Bachelor’s degree;
28 who will complete Associate degrees this summer in Emergency Medical Technology through a joint Oregon Tech/OHSU program in Portland;
26 who completed Bachelor’s degrees in Clinical Laboratory Science last December through another partnership with OHSU;
18 who have completed an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene degree in partnership with Oregon Dental Services (ODS) in La Grande;
19 who have earned Bachelor’s degrees through the OHSU- sponsored Nursing program; and
9 employees of The Boeing Company in Oregon Tech’s Seattle program.

Speakers include: James Francesconi, OUS Representative; Maurice Gunderson, Managing Director of Earth Energy Ventures and Chairman of the Board of Contour Energy Systems presenting the commencement address; Todd Kellstrom, Klamath Falls Mayor; and Don Gentry, Chairman of The Klamath Tribes. Speeches will also be given by graduating seniors Luke Ovgard, Tessa Simpson, and Mary DaSaro.

Celebrating 40 or more years since graduating, esteemed alumni will be leading the processional as the “Golden Owls.”

On Friday, June 14 starting at 11:30 a.m., the Oregon Tech Registrar’s Office will host a Senior Beach Bash outside of the College Union to celebrate graduating seniors and their families. All seniors are encouraged to come and bring their family and friends. The event is free to graduating students and alumni.

Seattle's Commencement Ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 8 at the Carco Theatre in Renton, Washington, and Wilsonville’s Ceremony is happening Sunday, June 9 at the Tiffany Center in Portland.

Questions about the Oregon Institute of Technology commencement ceremonies should be directed to the Oregon Tech Registrar’s Office at 541-885-1300.


About Oregon Tech

Founded in Klamath Falls in 1947, Oregon Institute of Technology is one of seven universities in the Oregon University System, and the only public institute of technology in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon Tech provides degree programs in engineering and health technologies, management, communication, and applied sciences that prepare students to be effective participants in their professional, public, and international communities through hands-on learning. Oregon Tech has a full-service, residential campus in Klamath Falls and an urban, industry-focused campus in Wilsonville. Visit www.oit.edu to learn more about Oregon Institute of Technology.

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