NTC Commencement set for May 5

Nearly 350 students have been invited to celebrate the completion of their degrees, diplomas and certificates from Northwest Technical College during the school’s commencement May 5.

The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. at the Sanford Center, located at 1111 Event Center Drive in Bemidji.

Commencement ceremonies at Northwest Technical College are free and open to the public; no tickets are required. Seating in the Sanford Center is general admission. There are approximately 1,000 parking spots at the Sanford Center available at no charge.

Guest seating

Doors to the Sanford Center will be open at 6 p.m. Commencement guests should enter the Sanford Center through Gate 2, through the main concourse. Handicapped or hearing-impaired guests are invited to enter through Gate 3. Only the lower bowl of the Sanford Center will be open for seating. Seating in Sections U, V and W and V will be reserved for handicapped and hearing-impaired visitors and their families. Concessions will be available in the concession stand behind Section U.

Commencement speakers

NTC’s Commencement address will be delivered by Mary L. Miller, executive director of clinic operations for Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota.

Roger Moe, a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees, will also address NTC’s graduating class.

Live Online Video

NTC’s commencement ceremony will again be available through a live online video stream. The stream will be available beginning at 7 p.m. Central time on Commencement day. Viewers are encouraged to visit the stream in advance to ensure that necessary plug-ins are present and properly functioning. More information about the web stream is available on NTC’s Commencement website.


Northwest Technical College, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, is an open, inviting technological learning organization. For more than 40 years, the college has valued life-long learning and the worth and dignity of all people. The college serves 900 students with a high-quality education, an open-enrollment policy and affordable tuition. NTC offers nearly 60 degree, diploma and certificate programs in areas such as business, health, human and protective services and environmental and industrial technology. Classes are offered on the Bemidji campus, online, or as a combination of both. NTC is a member of the colleges and universities of Minnesota State.