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MATC Commencement Held May 21 at U.S. Cellular Arena

Ceremony photos can be found at this link.

May 22, 2014 

Dr. Annette Madlock Gatison, an associate professor in the Department of Communication at Southern Connecticut State University, was as the keynote speaker at Milwaukee Area Technical College’s commencement Wednesday evening, May 21, at the U.S. Cellular Arena. More than 1,400 students graduated from associate degree, technical diploma, apprentice and adult high school programs. 

Madlock Gatison also received the Distinguished Alumnus Award at the ceremony. The award is given for professional and personal achievement, community service and leadership. She graduated from MATC in 1995 with an associate degree from the administrative assistant (now administrative professional) program.

She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minn., and a doctorate from Howard University in Washington, D.C. Her current research and writing focuses on communications about women’s health issues, particularly advocating for breast cancer survivors. Her book,
Embracing the Pink Identity, is slated for publication in Fall 2014.

Michael G. Katz, president of Molded Dimensions, Inc., and treasurer of Milwaukee Area Technical College’s District Board of Directors, spoke behalf of board. MATC President
Dr. Michael L. Burke officially conferred the degrees.

Veronika Greco, who graduated with an associate in arts degree from the accelerated online liberal arts and sciences program, presented the student speech. Greco also received the 
Outstanding Associate Degree Graduate Award. Fatljume Abduli, who graduated from the optician-vision care program, received the Outstanding Technical Diploma Graduate Award. Elizabeth P. Sandoval received the Outstanding Adult High School Graduate award.