Milwaukee Area Technical College
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Former Bucks Star Sidney Moncrief to Present Keynote at MATC Spring Commencement May 11

Moncrief was a standout player for the Milwaukee Bucks from 1979-1989.

By - May 7th, 2018 10:21 am
Sidney Moncrief. Photo courtesy of MATC.

Sidney Moncrief. Photo courtesy of MATC.

MILWAUKEE (May 7, 2018) – Former Milwaukee Bucks star player Sidney Moncrief will present the keynote speech at Milwaukee Area Technical College’s Spring Commencement at 6 p.m. Friday, May 11, at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, 400 W. Kilbourn Ave. Nearly 1,400 students will graduate from associate degree, technical diploma, apprentice and adult high school programs.

Moncrief was a standout player for the Milwaukee Bucks from 1979-1989. He is a five-time NBA All Star, five-time member of the NBA All-Defensive team, a two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year and an NBA All-Pro. He served on the coaching staff of the Milwaukee Bucks, Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors. He served as founder successful companies ranging from retail automotive to consulting. He is currently managing partner of Moncrief One Team, which specializes in team enhancement, leadership, youth development, fatherhood engagement and early childhood management.

Dr. Vicki J. Martin, MATC president, will officially confer the degrees; and David A. Dull, chairperson of the MATC District Board, will address the assembly. Other MATC board members Mark Foley also is expected to attend.

Alexander J. Luckman, who will graduate with an associate degree in biotechnology, will present the student speech. Luckman also will receive the Outstanding Associate Degree Graduate Award. Karina Olson, who will receive a welding technical diploma, will receive the Outstanding Technical Diploma Graduate Award. Myriam Luciano will receive the Outstanding Adult High School Graduate Award.

For more information, call (414) 297-8108.

Wisconsin’s largest technical college and the most diverse two-year institution in the Midwest, Milwaukee Area Technical College is a key driver of southeastern Wisconsin’s economy and has provided innovative education in the region since 1912. Approximately 37,000 students per year attend the college’s four campuses and community-based sites or learn online. MATC offers affordable and accessible education and training opportunities that empower and transform lives in the community. The college offers 200 academic programs; transfer options leading to bachelor’s degrees with more than 35 four-year colleges and universities.

Overwhelmingly, MATC graduates build careers and businesses in southeastern Wisconsin. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the national standard for academics and student services.

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