Stories @ TCAT

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Covington (TCAT) held its first graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Dyersburg State Community College, Jimmy Naifeh Center in Covington. The graduates who completed their highest diploma level program requirements between May 1, 2015, and April 30, 2016, were honored. Seventy-seven students graduated from TCAT Covington with 16 participating in the graduation ceremony. The Practical Nursing program held a separate Capping and Pinning Ceremony recognizing the accomplishment of the graduating nurses.

Christie Hudnall, TCAT Administrative Office Technology instructor, opened the ceremony with a welcome message for all graduates, family, and friends. The invocation was delivered by Curtis McLemore, TCAT Machine Tool Technology Instructor. TCAT Covington Director Youlanda Jones gave TCAT Covington remarks. “I am so proud of our graduates and their many accomplishments. They have proven themselves and are now highly skilled and ready to enter the workforce prepared for high demand jobs” said Jones. During her remarks, Jones encourage the graduates to always strive to be the best at what they do. She said “Today is only the beginning of the life changing journey that technical education has prepared you for during your time enrolled at Tennessee College of Applied Technology.”

Director Jones was followed by Leonard Brown, Adult Education graduate, who gave the Adult Education remarks. Brown, who recently received his high school equivalency is now enrolled in the HVACR program at TCAT Covington.

Amanda Heath, TCAT Student Services Coordinator, recognized the TCAT Class of 2015-2016. Yvette Dixon, West Tennessee Reginal Consultant for Adult Education, recognized the Adult Education Class of 2015-2016. Director Jones offered the closing remarks. A reception for the graduates, families and friends was held immediately after the ceremony.

List of 2015-2016 TCAT Graduates Earning Highest Diplomas

Administrative Office Technology Program
*Jennifer Anderson, Medical Administrative Assistant Diploma
*Jennifer Blanchard, Medical Administrative Assistant Diploma
*Alexis Carney, Administrative Assistant Diploma
*Jodi Griffin, Administrative Assistant Diploma and Accounting Assistant Diploma
*Valeri Joy, Medical Administrative Assistant Diploma and Administrative Assistant Diploma
*Samantha Kees, Medical Administrative Assistant Diploma
*Lisa Schaffer, Administrative Assistant Diploma, Accounting Assistant Diploma
*Breanna Smith, Administrative Assistant Diploma
*Victoria White, Medical Administrative Assistant Diploma
*Amber Willis, Accounting Assistant Diploma
*Keri Womack, Medical Administrative Assistant Diploma, and Administrative Assistant Diploma

Automotive Technology Program
Corey Bentz, Automotive Technician Diploma
Aaron Brokl, Automotive Technician Diploma
James Burns, Automotive Technician Diploma
Justin Delk, Automotive Technician Diploma
*John Boyd, Automotive Technician Diploma
Computer Information Technology Program
*Kevin Cullum, It Systems Coordinator Diploma

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, And Refrigeration Program
Byron Hale, Refrigeration Technician Diploma
Dylan Sumner, Commercial Refrigeration Air Conditioning Technician Diploma

Industrial Maintenance Technology Program
*David Hardee, Industrial Maintenance Technician Diploma
*Patrick Ford, Industrial Maintenance Technician Diploma
*George Ray, Industrial Maintenance Technician Diploma
Robert Brown, Industrial Maintenance Technician Diploma

Machine Tool Technology Program
Bobby Adams, Machinist I Diploma
Frank Boyd, Machinist I Diploma
Walton Hardwick, Machinist I Diploma
Shonteya Hart, Machinist I Diploma
Jeffery Green, Machinist I Diploma
Logan Rimmer, Machinist I Diploma
Dustin Pinner, Machinist I Diploma
Timothy Redfearn, Machinist I Diploma
Paul Richardson, Machinist I Diploma
*Jonathan Stringfellow, Machinist I Diploma
Richard Voyles, Machinist I Diploma
Zachary Walker, Machinist I Diploma

Practical Nursing Technology Program
*Holly Armitage, Practical Nursing Diploma
*Tazame Bell, Practical Nursing Diploma
*Jaqueline Brown, Practical Nursing Diploma
*Lakindra Buford, Practical Nursing Diploma
*Leah Churchill, Practical Nursing Diploma
*Sherrita Gwynn, Practical Nursing Diploma
*Latoya Hall, Practical Nursing Diploma
*Erika Hayes-Chatman, Practical Nursing Diploma
Courtney Hazlerig, Practical Nursing Diploma
*Walter Holloway, Practical Nursing Diploma
*Crystal Holmes, Practical Nursing Diploma
*Rachel Howell, Practical Nursing Diploma
*Tiffany Johnson, Practical Nursing Diploma
Vilma Latham, Practical Nursing Diploma
Lyndsey Lewis (Gray), Practical Nursing Diploma
*Jessica Lopez, Practical Nursing Diploma
*Zina Luellen, Practical Nursing Diploma
*April Maclin, Practical Nursing Diploma
*Brandy Madden, Practical Nursing Diploma
*Michelle Mcgee, Practical Nursing Diploma
*Elizabeth Modlin (Wallace), Practical Nursing Diploma
*Akeylah Pirtle, Practical Nursing Diploma
*Shelia Pyland, Practical Nursing Diploma
*Retisa Redmond, Practical Nursing Diploma
*Lauren Renfrow, Practical Nursing Diploma
*Nichelle Rice, Practical Nursing Diploma
*Chasity Tindall, Practical Nursing Diploma
*Sara Wetzel, Practical Nursing Diploma
*Katherine Wright, Practical Nursing Diploma

Welding Technology Program
Christian Abston, Combination Welder Diploma
Paul Bell, Combination Welder Diploma
Stephens Brian, Combination Welder Diploma
*Lance Buckner, Combination Welder Diploma
James Comer, Combination Welder Diploma
Colton Hardee, Combination Welder Diploma
Jordan Gray, Combination Welder Diploma
Latreveon Williams, Combination Welder Diploma
Lachon Mitchell, Combination Welder Diploma
Kevin Pilkington, Combination Welder Diploma
John Quillian, Combination Welder Diploma
Cody Stafford, Combination Welder Diploma
David Zamora, Combination Welder Diploma

*Denotes National Technical Honor Society Members