ITT students graduate during ceremony at Pittsburgh Technical College

In September ITT Technical Institute abruptly closed amid a federal inquiry. Pittsburgh Technical College offered to┬áhost a graduation ceremony– which eight students attended– providing caps and gowns for graduates who finished their course work this fall. “Students who graduate deserve to be recognized and through no fault of their own they couldn’t. We are proud and happy to do it,” said PTC president Greg DeFeo about holding the graduation ceremony.

Michelle Suriano, former director of finance at ITT Technical Institute, right, jokes with ITT students from left Zach Harshman, Lucas Borghi and Kalen Bailey, as she helps them line-up for commencement during a ceremony at Pittsburgh Technical Colleges in Oakdale Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Ms. Suriano said during her address to the students, "You guys are the last class form ITT. For all of us at ITT this is the end of a journey and the start of a new one."
Michelle Suriano, former director of finance at ITT Technical Institute, right, jokes with ITT students from left Zach Harshman, Lucas Borghi and Kalen Bailey, as she helps them line-up for commencement during a ceremony at Pittsburgh Technical Colleges in Oakdale Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Ms. Suriano said during her address to the students, “You guys are the last class form ITT. For all of us at ITT this is the end of a journey and the start of a new one.”
Chris Schiavoni of Beaver Falls adjusts his cap as he prepares to graduate during a ceremony for ITT Technical Institute at Pittsburgh Technical College in Oakdale on Wednesday, October 12, 2016.
Chris Schiavoni of Beaver Falls adjusts his cap as he prepares to graduate during a ceremony for ITT Technical Institute at Pittsburgh Technical College in Oakdale on Wednesday, October 12, 2016.
Michelle Suriano, former director of finance at ITT Technical Institute hugs graduate Jordan Wiegmann of Burgettstown during a ceremony at Pittsburgh Technical Colleges in Oakdale Wednesday, October 12, 2016.
Michelle Suriano, former director of finance at ITT Technical Institute hugs graduate Jordan Wiegmann of Burgettstown during a ceremony at Pittsburgh Technical Colleges in Oakdale Wednesday, October 12, 2016.
Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette--Wednesday, October 12, 2016--STANDALONE LOCAL-- Kalen Bailey of Zelienople jokes around with family and friends before the graduation ceremony for ITT Technical Institute students at Pittsburgh Technical College in Oakdale Wednesday, October 12, 2016. In September ITT abruptedly closed amid a federal inquiry. PTC stepped forward to host a graduation ceremony--which 8 students attended-- providing caps and gowns for graduates. "Students who graduate deserve to be recognized and through no fault of their own they couldn't. We are proud and happy to do it," says PTC president Greg DeFeo abut holding the graduation ceremony.
Kalen Bailey of Zelienople jokes around with family and friends before the graduation ceremony for ITT Technical Institute students at Pittsburgh Technical College in Oakdale Wednesday, October 12, 2016.
Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette--Wednesday, October 12, 2016--STANDALONE LOCAL--Zach Harshman, left, of Uniontown and David Vincze of New Alexandria, chat before the graduation ceremony for students from ITT Technical Institute at Pittsburgh Tecnical College in Oakdale Wednesday, October 12, 2016. In September ITT abruptedly closed amid a federal inquiry. PTC stepped forward to host a graduation ceremony-- which eight students attended, providing caps and gowns for graduates. Mr. Harshman said it was "very awesome," that PTC hosted the graduation ceremony. His mother and other family members want to see him gradaute and take pictures, which they otherwise wouldn't have been able to do after the closing of ITT.
Zach Harshman, left, of Uniontown and David Vincze of New Alexandria, chat before the graduation ceremony for students from ITT Technical Institute at Pittsburgh Technical College in Oakdale Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Mr. Harshman said it was “very awesome,” that PTC hosted the graduation ceremony. His mother and other family members wanted to see him graduate and take pictures, which they otherwise wouldn’t have been able to do after the closing of ITT.
Shane Sanner, left, of Mt. Pleasant, shakes hands with his father Bob after taking photos with him and his brother Daniel, 7, at an ITT Technical Institute graduation ceremony at Pittsburgh Technical Colleges in Oakdale Wednesday, October 12, 2016. In September ITT abruptedly closed amid a federal inquiry. PTC stepped forward to host a graduation ceremony-- which eight students attended, providing caps and gowns for graduates.
Shane Sanner, left, of Mt. Pleasant, shakes hands with his father Bob after taking photos with him and his brother Daniel, 7, at an ITT Technical Institute graduation ceremony at Pittsburgh Technical Colleges in Oakdale Wednesday, October 12, 2016. In September ITT abruptedly closed amid a federal inquiry. PTC stepped forward to host a graduation ceremony– which eight students attended, providing caps and gowns for graduates.