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Graduates lined up in Library Auditorium stage

Twelve new truck drivers graduate

By: Mike Gavin
Published: May 25, 2021

SPINDALE (May 25, 2021) — Twelve new truck drivers will hit the road after graduating with commercial certifications and licenses at Isothermal Community College this week.

The graduates are Jared Bright, Jonathan Champion, Nicholas Deaton, Jamal Edgerton, Michael Goraghty, Anthony Laney, Storm Lawrence, Carl Lowery, Jason Mills, Logan Mills, Nicolas O’Dell, and James Smith.

The class, which started earlier this year, helped the graduates get DOT Class A permits, CDL licenses, and other necessary certifications to become truck drivers. 

“This is a great opportunity for students to learn a new career that offers a potential of great stability and nice income,” said Mark Franklin, director of Customized Training at Isothermal. 

The eight-and-a-half week class featured classroom and on-the-road instruction. A new class will begin later this year, but the exact date has not yet been set.

It was offered in a collaborative effort with Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute.

For more information or to get on the waiting list for the next class, contact Dee Spurlin at 828-395-1416 or

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