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Lake Area Technical College Graduation Taking Place Virtually May 8

Posted on: April 15, 2020   |   Category: News
Graduation Announcement

For immediate release.

April 15, 2020

WATERTOWN – Officials at Lake Area Technical College announced today the 2020 graduation ceremony will take place virtually on Friday, May 8, 2020.  The decision follows Governor Kristi Noem’s Executive Order to close school facilities through the end of the spring semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Commencement page is being developed on the Lake Area Technical College website at www.lakeareatech.edu . The page will go live May 8 and graduates, their families, and all friends of Lake Area Technical College are invited to navigate the page and celebrate with the graduates online.

Lake Area Technical College President Mike Cartney said it is important to celebrate this momentous accomplishment with the graduates. “College graduation is most likely our graduates’ greatest achievement thus far in their lives, and we will honor and recognize their accomplishments through a virtual graduation,” he said. “Everyone at Lake Area Technical College understands and shares the disappointment of not having a traditional on-campus ceremony. We are doing everything possible to protect our students and our community during this pandemic, but we agree it’s important to continue with tradition and celebrate the Lake Area Technical College Class of 2020.”

Prior to the online ceremony, Lake Area Technical College graduates will be mailed a “Commencement in a Crate” that will include special graduation artifacts celebrating their day.

For more information, contact Lake Area Technical College at 605.882.5284 or straitl@lakeareatech.edu