TCC Trustees Celebrate College during Commencement

FORT WORTH, Texas (May 14, 2015) The first Tarrant County College graduates from the Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences (TABS) will hear about the significance of TCC since its inception 50 years ago when they become the first high school students to receive their associate degrees from TABS. TABS is a collaborative educational opportunity between TCC, Fort Worth Independent School District, the University of North Texas Health Science Center and the University of North Texas.
Graduates will learn about the College’s historical significance since 1965 from TCC’s Board of Trustees during the 47th Annual Spring Commencement on Friday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston Street.
High school students from Fort Worth ISD are: Laura Bazan, Kade Cantergiani, David Gonzalez, Kelly Jimenez, James Parsons and Rachelle Wanser.
The TABS graduates join another 32 Early High School Graduates from Marine Creek High School for a total of approximately 6,940 TCC graduates receiving associate degrees and certificates of completion for the summer and fall 2014 and spring 2015. The total is 16 percent more than the actual 5,969 students who graduated in spring 2014. Of the number of expected graduates this spring, 14 percent more are graduating because of TCC’s special outreach efforts to eligible graduates to ensure they know when they have met graduation requirements.