Lamar Institute of Technology will honor 210 graduates at its commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Montagne Center.

Ira Wilsker, president of the LIT Faculty Senate and program director of LIT’s management development program, is the commencement speaker.

Wilsker has been an instructor on the collegiate level for 32 years, and is a tenured faculty member at LIT. He teaches courses in business, business law, business ethics, small business, retailing and marketing among others. He also teaches non-credit courses through LIT’s Workforce Training Department on various computer subjects.

He also has been a full-time host of “My Computer Show” on KLVI since 1998, and was part-time host before that. Wilsker also writes a weekly computer column that is distributed nationally and is published locally by The Examiner.

He earned an associate’s degree from Montgomery College in Takoma Park, Md., a bachelor’s degree from The University of Maryland in College Park, Md., and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business and Management at the University of Maryland.
Orange County candidates to receive an associate of applied science degree are:

Bridge City: Paul Vincent Lepeyrolerie Jr., process operating technology.

Mauriceville: Nathanael Tillman Lynch, instrumentation technology.

Orange: Anthony Glen Vines, computer drafting technology; Terry L. Sylestine, diagnostic cardiac sonography; Andrew Bryant Green, instrumentation technology; Dustin William Odom, John Thomas Rendall, Brad Anthony Smith and Michael Justin Smith, process operating technology; Kristin Leanne Daniels, restaurant and institutional food management.

Vidor: Daniel Ervin Howard, accounting technology; Aaron Ray Carter, Matthew Lee Harder, computer networking and troubleshooting technology; James Hugh Nugent, homeland security; Justin Frank Hall, instrumentation technology; Adam Paul Blankenship, Michael A. Daigle, Morgan Ashley Duchamp, Christopher Claydale Lusich and James Robert Stegall Jr., process operating technology.

Orange County candidates to receive a certificate are:

Bridge City: Dustin R. Doucet, welding.

Mauriceville: Matthew Cole Bland, fire protection technology.

Orange: Ian M. Bryant, emergency medical paramedic; Blake Evan Young, fire protection technology; Joshua Devan Dempsey, law enforcement/police academy.

Orangefield: Lance Steven Eads, fire protection technology.

Vidor: James Hugh Nugent, criminal justice security threat groups; Theodore William Hilyar Jr., Bobby Allen Myers and Nicholas Paul Wright, law enforcement/police academy.