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Rep. Johnson Speaker at WDTC's 54th Commencement Ceremony

Additional Events Include Native American Honoring, Law Enforcement Pinning, & Nurse Pinning Ceremonies

Western Dakota Technical College
 is hosting several celebrations this week to honor its more than 370 graduates. Events include the college's 54th Commencement Ceremony, a Native American Honoring Ceremony, a Law Enforcement Pinning Ceremony, and a Nurse Pinning Ceremony. 

This year's Commencement Address will be provided by U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson, (R-SD). 

Events this week are as follows:

Friday, May 13

  • Native American Honoring Ceremony - 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Western Dakota Technical College Event Center, 800 Mickelson Dr.

Saturday, May 14   

  • Law Enforcement Pinning Ceremony - 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Rapid City Central High School Theatre, 433 Mt. Rushmore Rd.
  • Commencement Ceremony - 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., The Monument Ice Arena,  444 Mt. Rushmore Rd. The Commencement Speaker is U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson, (R-SD). The Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Gloria Pluimer, Director of Education & Workforce Development, Black Hills Special Services Cooperative. Dani Hersrud, Western Dakota Technical College Surgical Technology Instructor, will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award.
  • Nurse Pinning Ceremony - noon to 1 p.m. - Rapid City Central High School Theatre, 433 Mt. Rushmore Rd. 
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About Western Dakota Technical College

Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) was established in 1968 and is the only technical college serving the western South Dakota region. 

WDTC offers programs in a variety of fields, including Business and Computers, Construction and Manufacturing, Energy and Environmental Technologies, Health Sciences, Legal and Public Services, and Transportation Technologies. 

Ninety-eight percent of Western Dakota Tech's most recent graduates are working, continuing their education, or are enlisted in the military. [*Placement information is derived from graduate surveys, faculty-collected data, placement surveys started six months after graduation, and the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation. Overall placement rate is figured by: (responding graduates employed, continuing education, or in military service)/(responding graduates who are seeking employment). The number of program graduates are unduplicated by CIP code.]

Western Dakota Technical College faculty, staff, and administration focus their efforts on helping students gain the skills and experiences they need to succeed. Through hands-on learning, internships, and industry partnerships, Western Dakota Tech students graduate ready to make a real and immediate contribution to their employers and to their communities.

For information about WDTC, call (800) 544-8765 or (605) 718-2565 or send an email to Admissions@wdt.edu. Visit us on the web at wdt.edu


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