Milwaukee Area Technical College will hold its winter commencement Thursday, Dec. 19, at 6 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Arena, 400 W. Kilbourn Ave. More than 700 students will graduate from associate degree, technical diploma, apprentice and adult high school programs. Spencer Coggs, City of Milwaukee treasurer and former Wisconsin state senator, will serve as the keynote speaker. Coggs graduated from MATC in 1975 with an associate of arts degree. He also holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Michael L. Burke, MATC president, will officially confer the degrees; and Bobbie Webber, chairperson of the MATC District Board, will address the assembly. Silvia Cisneros, who will graduate with an associate degree in meeting and event management, will deliver the student speech. Cisneros also will receive the Outstanding Associate Degree Graduate Award. Adam Joseph Anderson, who is graduating with a technical diploma in machine tool operations: CNC machine setup and operations, will receive the Outstanding Technical Diploma Graduate Award. For more information, contact Archie Graham at (414) 297-6870.
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