Our 2023 Post-Commencement Wrap-Up

Capitol Technology University celebrated its 2023 Commencement ceremony on Sat., April 29, honoring the great accomplishments of our graduates and all the hard work they put into achieving their educational goals. 

President Bradford L. Sims congratulated our graduates, stating that “the world of work, citizenship, and leadership is ready for you—you’re educated for that world. Thank you for having let Capitol Technology University help you to grow and succeed. Congratulations!” 

Capitol Tech President Bradford L. Sims at a 2023 Commencement Ceremony


Our honorable guest speaker, NBC News Correspondent Tom Costello, addressed our graduates with a rousing speech that highlighted how their STEM-focused education with Capitol Tech has fully prepared them for the impressive careers that lay ahead. 

NBC News Correspondent Tom Costello at Capitol Tech 2023 Commencement


“I looked through the Capitol Tech course descriptions and majors...I mean - seriously - if you have one of these degrees, you are on the pad, waiting to blast off! And your timing is perfect!...IT IS ALL ABOUT LEARNING! Pushing the envelope! It’s a key to success!...CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES. You’ve got the world by the tail. And I’m honored to share this day with you. Now GO GET ‘EM!” 

View Tom Costello's remarks on our YouTube channel

View Tom Costello receiving his Honorary Doctorate regalia on our YouTube channel

Capitol Tech 2023 Graduates in a Line


Our university had 221 graduates this year, with the conferral of the following degrees, honors, and awards: 


98 Bachelor of Science 

32 Master of Science 

91 Doctor of Philosophy 

President Sims and Elijah Emory - Award Recipient



8 Summa Cum Laude (3.90 to 4.00)  

28 Magna Cum Laude (3.75 to 3.89) 

20 Cum laude (3.50 to 3.749) 

18 Graduate Honors (4.00) 

Dean Kyra Milbourne and Alivia Atkins - Student Service Award Recipient


Student Awards: 

Marilyn and Seymour Levenson Memorial Award Recipient - Lee Dorsey  

Avrum Gudelsky Memorial Scholarship Recipient - Elijah Emory  

Student Service Award Recipient - Alivia Atkins  

Student Leadership Award Recipient - Seth Dickerson 

Capitol Tech Dr Fatou Sankare Receiving Faculty Award 2023


Faculty Awards: 

Faculty Teaching Award Recipient - Liam Williams, Adjunct Professor  

Faculty Teaching Award Recipient – Dr. Fatou Sankare , Director of Cyber Labs and Professor 

Faculty Research Award Recipients:  

  • Dr. Richard Hansen, Professor of Practice  
  • Francis Davis, Adjunct Faculty 
Dr Rick Hansen Receiving Faculty Award 2023


Capitol Tech graduates go on to accomplish great things in their lives and careers. 80% of our graduates receive a job offer or continue their education within 90 days of commencement, putting them ahead of the curve in knowledge, skills, and marketability. Our 2023 graduates will now join other leaders in their field to innovate and create positive change in our world today. 

Learn more about what Capitol Tech offers its students by visiting our website today

View the entire 2023 Commencement ceremony on our YouTube channel

Visit our Facebook album for a collection of graduation photos

Capitol Tech 2023 Graduate Smiling