Fall 2012 Graduation Ceremony

Date: 12/13/2012
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Main Campus - Tama Hall

Students who have completed certificates, diplomas, or associate degree programs will be participating in the 2012 Fall Graduation Ceremony.

The graduation ceremony will be held at Tama Hall on Hawkeye's Main Campus.

Any guest(s) over the age of two must have a ticket to be seated in the auditorium at the ceremony. An overflow room will be available for guests who do not have a ticket. Graduates can pick up tickets two weeks prior to the ceremony at the Brock Student Center.

Students must fill out the graduation application and measure for cap and gown to participate in commencement. Not measuring for cap and gown indicates to the Student Life office that you do not intend to participate in commencement.

Graduation Speaker

Graduation Speaker  - Marty Kroenecke, Truck Driving and Transportation Training lead instructor
Marty Kroenecke
Lead Instructor
Truck Driving and Transportation Training

Marty Kroenecke is a recipient of the 2011 President’s Award for Outstanding Service for Faculty and is the lead instructor for the Truck Driving and Transportation Training program. He demonstrates a passion for everything he is involved in and is highly regarded by all who work with him.

It was Kroenecke’s vision that was utilized in the design and building of Hawkeye’s new Regional Transportation Training Center, which is the only one of its kind in the state. He was instrumental in bringing leading edge technology to his programs with the use of driving simulators and SkidMonster self-defensive driving vehicles.

He has expanded Hawkeye’s transportation programs with truck driving, motorcycle and moped safety, bus and emergency vehicle training, driver improvement, instructor training programs, and driver’s education as well as contract training for area businesses. Hawkeye’s Regional Transportation Training Center has become the host site for the annual Met Bus Driver Rodeo and the State of Iowa RiderCoach Preparation Course.

Kroenecke has an extensive career in the field of transportation, including owner/operator of tractors/trailers hauling commodities for a wide range of clients including the US Department of Defense. He started and operated a full service repair shop with road-side service for truckers.

Additionally, he has been involved with the Iowa Motor Truck Association, the Waterloo Transportation Club, and the Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools. Kroenecke serves on the Curriculum Committee and the Faculty Advising Task Force at Hawkeye. He helps with the Boy Scouts Merit Badge College by teaching the Transportation Merit Badge.

Kronecke is a native of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls area and currently resides in the Jesup area. He is married to his wife Sharon and has four adult children.


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