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State Technical College of Missouri alumnus, Mike Ely, will give the commencement address at the graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 10.

Ely graduated from the Networking Systems Technology program in 2001.  Ely is the founder and president of Technology Emergency Consultants (TEC).  The company provides IT consulting and support services to medical groups, emergency services providers, and individuals with business or personal computers. 

For nearly a decade, Ely has been providing information technology solutions to health care providers.  As a vice president at Informatics, Ely has overseen IT projects with medical practices from Los Angeles to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.  As a Health IT specialist, Ely has had many years of experience in the creation and deployment of medical software solutions, medical office network setup and employee training for medical practices from coast to coast.

Ely is an active community member and also serves as an instructor at State Tech.

As an instructor for State Tech’s MoHealthWINs program, Ely provides adult education in Digital Literacy, Microsoft Office, and Health Information Technology Systems Administration. This program provides Missourians with skills needed for successful careers in the expanding healthcare industry. 

Ely currently resides in Linn, MO with his wife Trisha and their three boys – Devin, Brendan and Andrew.  Ely serves as a board member and the Battalion Chief for the Linn Fire Protection District.

On Saturday, Ely will address State Tech graduates at two ceremonies scheduled at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the State Tech Activity Center.  Graduates from the Arts and Science, Computer Technology and Transportation Technology divisions will be honored in the morning and graduates from the Civil Technology and Industrial Technology divisions will be honored in the afternoon.

Linn Sate Technical College is Missouri’s only state technical college.  Hands-on technical courses balanced with a strong foundation in communication, problem solving, decision-making and critical thinking prepare graduates for profitable employment and a life of learning. 

On July 1, 2014, State Technical College of Missouri’s name will change to the State Technical College of Missouri.  This name change better reflects our statewide role in technical education.   



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