Lakewood, WA — Clover Park Technical College can now help to join long distance family and friends together by using modern technology and the internet.
Incorporating live web streaming capabilities for the first time, Clover Park Technical College broadcast in real time its 2008 Spring Graduation ceremony at the McGavick Student Center Friday, June 13, 2008.
“This is a perfect example of how college and community leaders pulled their resources together and worked side by side to bring family and friends together on a special day like graduation who otherwise could not attend the wonderful event,” said Dr. John Walstrum, president of Clover Park Technical College.
The graduation ceremony was broadcast live on the Clover Park Technical College Web site www.cptc.edu. The event’s success means college leaders plan on using the technology in the future. Major events happening on the college campus will be broadcast live over the Clover Park Technical College Web site in the coming months.
The equipment and technology that made the live internet broadcast possible was provided by the Pierce County Rainier Media Center (RMC). Employees from Pierce County and Clover Park Technical College Information Technology departments and production experts at RMC worked to make the live internet broadcast a reality.
“I want to give a big thanks to the information technology and graduation staff at Clover Park Technical College for taking the idea and running with it,” said Marc Pease, director of RMC. “Supporting their professional energy is what made it work.”
For more information, please contact Ron Wright, Coordinator of Services for New Students, at (253) 589-5766.