Topeka, Kan. – Washburn University Institute of Technology (Washburn Tech) will honor its spring graduates in two ceremonies on Thursday, May 12. The celebrations will begin at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., depending upon the graduate’s program of study, in Lee Arena in the Petro Allied Health Center on the Washburn University campus at 1901 SW Mulvane.

     The 5 p.m. ceremony will include students from the following programs: Advanced Systems Technology, Cabinet/Millwork, Carpentry (Building Technology), Climate & Energy Control Technologies, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Diesel Technology, Heavy Diesel Technology, Electrical Technology, Graphics Technology, Information Systems Technology, Kansas High School Diploma, Machine/Tool Technology, Fast-Track Machine/Tool Technology, Phlebotomy, Practical Nursing and Technical Drafting.

     The 8 p.m. ceremony will honor students from the following programs: Automotive Service Technician, Auto Collision & Refinishing, Business Bookkeeping & Accounting, Legal Office Professional, Medical Office Assistant, Medical Office Specialist, Office Careers Technology, Commercial & Heavy Construction, Certified Production Technician, Early Childhood Professional, Emergency Medical Technician, Foundations of Healthcare, Surgical Technology, Welding and Fast-Track Welding.

     A livestream of both celebrations will be shown on Washburn Tech’s YouTube channel. Wichers Photography will take photos of each graduate and post them to a special gallery. Graduates and their families may download the photos at no charge.

     Chartwells is offering a graduation buffet from 5 until 8 p.m. in Lincoln Dining Hall on the Washburn University campus at 1801 SW Washburn Ave. The cost for graduates and children from 4 to 13 years of age is $6.95 while kids three and under eat free. The cost for all other guests is $12.95. Reservations are required and can be made at

     Washburn Tech offers more than 30 career programs as well as continuing education courses and custom courses for business and industry. Washburn Tech serves both high school and adult students and provides a pathway to advanced degrees at Washburn University.


Lori Hutchinson


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