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2021 Commencement

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Location: Vehicle and Power Center Parking Lot
Please click here to view the campus map. The ceremony will be held in parking lot D.

Last year, State Tech was one of the first and very few Colleges to have a in person Graduation. This will be our second year having our graduation outside! We are so excited to be able to do this again for our State Tech students. The Board, President, faculty and staff are excited to be able to celebrate our students graduating and to see them walk across that stage and receive their diploma.

You can click here to check out last year’s graduation news video from our local news channel KRCG13, to see just exactly how awesome State Tech’s Graduation was and how it will be again this year! 

We hope that all of our Graduates have an amazing Graduation because you deserve the best!  See you soon!

 -Nichole Engelhardt, Executive Assistant to the President

Contact us:
Nichole Engelhardt
Executive Assistant to the President
One Technology Drive
Linn, MO 65051
Phone: 573.897.5120

Program Times

9:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

Division of Technology

Commercial Turf and Grounds Management

Civil Engineering Technology

Drafting and Design Engineering Technology

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Technology

Heavy Equipment Operations

Industrial Electricity

Precision Machining Technology

Welding Technology





Division of Technology

Automation & Robotics Technology

Automotive Collision Technology

Automotive Technology

Aviation Maintenance

Electronics Engineering Technology

Electrical Distribution Systems

General Technology – MFA

Heavy Equipment Technology

Medium/Heavy Truck Technology

Nuclear Technology

Powersports Technology

Utility Systems Technician

Division of Professional Studies

Business Administration

Computer Application Development

Dental Assisting Technology

Medical Radiologic Technology

Networking Systems Technology


Physical Therapist Assistant

Practical Nursing Technology





General Information

'Day Of' Instructions

  • Graduates should arrive no earlier than 1 hour and no later than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled graduation time (See above).
  • Graduates are asked to limit the number of vehicles per graduate. 
  • Once students arrive, they will need to go straight into the front entrance of the Vehicle and Power Center (Building 2 on the campus map) . Further directions will be given to students once they enter the building.
  • Family and friends need to walk to the Vehicle and Power Center parking lot and sit anywhere that is not reserved. 

Cap and Gowns

Cap and gowns have been delivered to students.  If the student is on an internship, they can pick their cap and gown up in the Bookstore.

Cap and Gown Order
Cap and Gowns were ordered based on information students provided on their graduation application.

Decorating Caps
Caps can be decorated but approval is needed by program Department Chairs.

Dress Code for Graduates
Soon to be graduates must wear their cap, gown, and stoles (if applicable) for the Graduation ceremony. Please keep all personal belongings inside your vehicle.

Here is what is recommended for graduates to wear underneath their gowns:

  • Men: Dark slacks (No shorts or jeans), a dress shirt, tie, and dark dress shoes (No work boots or shoes, tennis shoes, flip-flops, or sandals)
  • Women: Lightweight dress or dark slacks, skirt (No shorts or jeans) with a blouse and dress shoes/low heels recommended (No work boots or shoes, tennis shoes, flip-flops, or causal sandals)

Cap and Gown Care
In order to ensure that your cap and gown is ready for Graduation day, it is important to immediately remove the graduation gown from the bag and place it on a hanger to let any wrinkles fall out. If after hanging up the gown and the wrinkles still remain in the gown, you can either use a cool iron or steamer on the gown or hang the gown in a bathroom and run the shower as the steam should help release wrinkles. Please make sure you don’t wash or dry clean the gown.


The State Tech Marketing team will be taking pictures all day. Students will be getting their picture taken before the ceremony and when they receive their diploma as they cross the stage. Pictures will be sent out to students after Graduation, and will be our gift to you.

Live Streaming Options

The State Tech Graduation ceremonies will be streamed on multiple platforms such as Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube.


The State Tech Bookstore will be open on Graduation day from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.! The Bookstore is located in the lower level of the Information Technology Center. Online ordering is also always available.  Click here to visit the Bookstore online. Congratulations from the State Tech Bookstore. We are proud of you! 


Restrooms will be available in the lower level of the Information Technology Center, near the Vehicle and Power Center parking lot.

ADA Accommodations for Students

Students that need any ADA accommodations at Graduation, should contact Nichole Engelhardt at Nichole.engelhardt@statetechmo.edu or (573)897-5120. 

Inclement Weather Plan

State Tech does have a backup plan in case of inclement weather on May 1, 2021. More information will be updated on this page as well as sent to student’s emails the week of Gradation. 

Field Service Advisor Kawasaki Motors Corporation

2021 Guest Speaker

Greg Venverloh

Greg Venverloh is a 2012 graduate of State Technical College of Missouri. He earned his Associate of Applied Science degree in Powersports Technology. While at State Tech, Greg secured an internship at St. Louis Powersports, a multi-line powersport dealer in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduating he began working full time for St. Louis Powersports as a Lead Technician. In 2018, Greg pursued the opportunity to work for Kawasaki Motors Corporation, a major powersports manufacturer. Greg is currently a Field Service Advisor for Kawasaki and works out of their home office in St. Louis, Missouri. He assists with over 120 Kawasaki dealerships across seven states in the Midwest. In 2016, Greg started racing sport bikes at road course tracks across the Midwest, following the Midwest Café Racing Association (MCRA). Greg’s career in the powersports industry provides him the funds to go racing, access to shop space and equipment, as well as other resources to keep his motorcycle in racing form. After winning the 2017 MCRA’s Amateur Class Championship, Greg moved to the MCRA Expert Class and was elected the MCRA President in 2018. Greg left the MCRA and joined the Championship Cup Series (CCS) for the Midwest region in 2020. This summer he will race in his first MotoAmerica Pro Race at Road America Raceway in Wisconsin. Greg loves his work which allows him to enjoy racing. His success in racing provided him an opportunity to propose to his girlfriend on the podium during his victory speech. Greg and Mindy were married in 2019 and welcomed their beautiful baby girl in November of 2020.

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