McBride to speak at RSTC graduation

Published 2:07 pm Wednesday, April 23, 2008

By Staff
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Reid State Technical  College will hold graduation ceremonies on Friday, May 9, at 6 p.m. in the Wiley Salter Auditorium.  
Degrees will be presented to 58 students and will include associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates.  
Dr. Susan McBride, President of Jefferson Davis Community College, will serve as guest speaker.  
Dr. McBride became president of JDCC in October 1999 and has 30 years of experience as a community college educator.   
She began her community college career in Washington State where she served as librarian and library director at two community colleges.  
Prior to becoming JDCC president, she served as academic vice president at Black Hawk College in Moline, Illinois and vice president for instructional services, at Northeast Texas Community College in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.
In addition to her educational doctorate from Texas A&M University at Commerce, she has an MBA degree from Pacific Lutheran University, a Master's Degree in Library Science from Western Michigan University, and a Bachelor's Degree from Michigan State University.
Reid State Technical College is located in Evergreen just of I-65 north of Brewton.
The mission and purpose of Reid State Technical College is to provide post secondary occupational education on a nondiscriminatory basis for individuals who desire to prepare for entry-level employment, advancement, or retraining in a career field. The training should meet the needs and standards of business, industry, and the professions, and also afford reasonable expectation of gainful employment.
The technical-based classes at Reid State include several opportunities for certificates of education.
Among the offerings included in the curriculam at the institution include practical nursing, welding technology, cosemtology and related personal grooming arts, commercial vehicle operation, child care, carpentry, auto body repair, masonry, industrial electronics, computer information systems, administrative assistant and secretarial sciences. G.E.D. certificate programs are also availalbe on the Evergreen campus.