The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) will honor more than 7,150 candidates, receiving nearly 14,000 credentials, for graduation this spring in 16 college ceremonies across the state.

In addition to the spring graduates, many KCTCS college commencement exercises will also recognize students who have graduated since the May 2014 commencement.

A list of upcoming college ceremonies including time, place and commencement speakers follows.

2015 Commencement Ceremonies:

Ashland Community and Technical College
Friday, May 8; 7:30 p.m.
Paramount Arts Center, 1300 Winchester Ave., Ashland
Commencement speaker: Richard W. Sonny Martin, ACTC alumnus
Graduating student speaker: Jeremiah L. Maynard

Big Sandy Community and Technical College
Friday, May 8; 7 p.m. and Saturday May 9 (nursing and dental hygiene); 10 a.m.
Mountain Arts Center, 50 Hal Rogers Dr., Prestonsburg
Commencement speaker: Dr. Jay Box, KCTCS president

Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Saturday, May 9; 5 p.m.
Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street, Frankfort
Commencement speaker: Rufus M. Friday, president and publisher of the
Lexington Herald-Leader

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
Monday, May 11; 7 p.m.
Central Hardin High School, 3040 Leitchfield Road, Elizabethtown
Commencement speaker: Barry Conroe, ECTC alumnus

Gateway Community and Technical College
Thursday, May 14; 7 p.m.
Northern Kentucky Convention Center
1 W. Rivercenter Blvd., Covington

Hazard Community and Technical College
Saturday, May 9; 10 a.m.
The Forum, in the Hal Rogers Center, Hazard
Guest speaker: Edison Banks
Student speaker: Rachel Combs

Henderson Community College
Friday, May 8; 7 p.m.
Henderson Community College, Fine Arts Center, 2660 S. Green St., Henderson

Hopkinsville Community College
Friday, May 8; 7 p.m.
James E. Bruce Convention Center, 303 Conference Center Drive, Hopkinsville
Commencement speaker: Danny Anderson, RN, HCC nursing instructor and alumnus
Tickets are required.

Jefferson Community and Technical College
Tuesday, May 12; 6:30 p.m.
Kentucky International Convention Center, Hall 2D, 221 S. 4th Street, Louisville

Madisonville Community College
Friday, May 8; 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Drive, Madisonville
Commencement speaker for both ceremonies: General Richard L. Frymire, Jr.

Maysville Community and Technical College
Friday, May 8, 6:30 p.m.
Mason County High School Fieldhouse, 1320 US Highway 68, Maysville

Monday, May 11, 6:30 p.m.
Harrison County High School Auditorium, 320 Webster Ave., Cynthiana

Tuesday, May 12, 6:30 p.m.
Morehead State University Academic-Athletic Center, 150 University Blvd., Morehead

Owensboro Community and Technical College
Tuesday, May 12; 7 p.m.
RiverPark Center, 101 Daviess Street, Owensboro
Commencement speaker: Dr. Jay Box, KCTCS president
Student speaker: Candace R. Kelley

Somerset Community College
Friday, May 8; 7:30 p.m.
The Center for Rural Development, 2292 South Highway 27, Somerset

Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College
Friday, May 8; 6 p.m.
Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center, 601 College Street, Bowling Green
Remarks: Dr. Phillip Neal, SKYCTC president

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
Friday, May 8; 6 p.m.
Harlan County High School gymnasium, U.S. 119 North, Baxter
Commencement speaker: Dr. Telly Sellars

West Kentucky Community and Technical College
Saturday, May 9; 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
11:30 a.m. nursing students receive pins.
Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah