On Saturday, July 25th the IEC Texas Gulf Coast Chapter held their 39th Graduation Ceremony at the Cullen Performance Hall, University of Houston. An audience of well over 900 family, friends and coworkers exuberantly welcomed the 76 graduates as they entered the auditorium. Larry Burns, Chapter President, began the ceremonies congratulating them on their accomplishments and recognizing special guests. Ed West was the guest speaker. Mr. West is on the IEC Dallas Board of Directors and has been associated with the IEC for 23 years, he is also the Sr. Vice President of Corporate Business Development for Humphrey & Associates. Instructors, Cesar Ramirez, Jose “Neo” Ramirez & Gilbert Soliz shared the responsibilities of presenting graduates.

David Cheatham with Boyer Electric and Osciel Espinoza with Allied Electrical Contractors were recognized as Outstanding 1st year students, Donald Drilling III with L&D Electric and Jon‐Michael Vasek with FSG Electric were recognized as Outstanding 2nd year students and Preston Dengler with Prism Electric was recognized as the Outstanding 3rd year student. These students maintained the highest grade average out of their respective classes.