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Students graduate from Montana Tech

By Grace Ditzler, KTVM Reporter, gditzler@ktvm.com
Published On: May 17 2014 04:39:49 PM MDT
Updated On: May 18 2014 07:29:00 PM MDT
BUTTE, Mont. -

It was a special day for the hundreds of students who dawned the cap and gown today at Montana Tech.

Grads, faculty, friends, and family gathered at Butte's Civic Center on Saturday morning to celebrate Montana Tech's class of 2014.

Key note speakers Greg and Susan Gianforte, founders of RightNow Technologies, spoke about the steps and challenges of creating a successful and satisfying career and life.

Then, students walked across the stage to receive their diploma.

The grads explained it is an amazing feeling to walk across that stage.

"I'm pretty excited," said graduate Jacob Workman. "It didn't quite hit me yet until I walked up and I kind of got nervous and realized now you're actually graduating and you're done."

They said they are thankful for their time at Montana Tech, and Highlands College, and they are excited for their futures.

"I appreciate my education here so everything that they've taught me and grown me as a student and as a young adult has been pretty great for me so far," said graduate Matthew Coverdale.

Ann Demaio explained getting her degree is a milestone in her life that has been a long time coming.

"I'm feeling thrilled," she said. "I am forty-five, I'm raising three kids and working and going to school and clinicals, and just overwhelmed right now."

With their diplomas in hand, the class of 2014 students are ready to grab onto their next adventure.