by BECKY GOFF
JC Post/Little Apple Post
MANHATTAN - On Thursday, the Fort Riley Education Services hosted the 2023 Combined Graduation Ceremony at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.
More than 60 graduates walked across the stage receiving their diplomas.
Higher educations institutions represented at the ceremony will include Barton Community College, Central Texas College, Kansas State University, Southwestern College, Upper Iowa University and various other distance learning colleges.
The Combined Graduation Ceremony is hosted by Fort Riley Education Services to honor those who have accomplished a personal standard of excellence; inspire Soldiers, family members and Army civilians to continue pursuing higher education; showcase the many educational opportunities available at Fort Riley; and emphasize the importance of continuing education.
Graduates received certificates or associates, bachelor’s or master’s degree from their respective colleges and universities. Col. John B. Mountford, Deputy Commanding Officer for Maneuver, 1st Infantry Division, will deliver the commencement address.
You can watch the previously live video of the graduation ceremony here: