Delaware Tech Owens Campus graduation is May 17

Delaware Technical & Community College, Jack F. Owens Campus, will hold its 37th annual Commencement on Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. on the east lawn of the William A. Carter Partnership Center.

The distinguished commencement speaker will be Joshua M. Freeman, president and CEO of Carl M. Freeman Associates and chairman of the Carl M. Freeman Foundation. Joining the family company in 1986, he diligently worked his way through the various companies and became president in 1992. Sharing the vision of his father for people and communities, Joshua Freeman believes in a legacy of customer service, philanthropy and value-based actions that inspire others.

Ushered seating for commencement will begin at 5 p.m., and a red ticket is required for all guests sitting under the tent. Seats cannot be reserved, and ticket holder seats cannot be guaranteed after 6 p.m. Guests without tickets may sit or stand outside the tent or view the ceremony via live television in room 529 in the Carter Partnership Center.

The commencement ceremony will be held rain or shine. In case of severe weather, the decision to hold indoor ceremonies will be made by 2:30 p.m. This information will be announced on local radio and television stations.

Receptions for the graduates, their families and friends will be held immediately after commencement.