This article was originally featured in the Stowe Reporter.
Ken Squier, owner of Radio Vermont Group and a nationally known sportscaster, will be the keynote speaker at the 150th annual commencement at Vermont Technical College May 22.
Squier has been a pre-eminent NASCAR broadcaster for two decades, delivers unique programming on the Radio Vermont stations, including WDEV in Waterbury, and founded Barre’s Thunder Road International Speedbowl.
Squier lives in Stowe.
“Students entering today’s workforce are contemplating a new kind of life in the fast lane,” Squier said. “People are moving faster, working harder. Pause to tune in to life’s many melodies. Listen to ‘Music to go to the Dump By’ and turn on the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. Do it all, be it all, and return to the root of what matters.”
Among other awards, he was inducted into the New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame in 2002, and is a charter member of the Vermont Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
“Through practical, applied education and with a job placement rate of 94 percent, Vermont Tech prepares students for a lifetime behind the wheel of their own race,” said Vermont Tech President Dan Smith. “As we drop the green flag for the class of 2016, we are delighted that one of Vermont’s original Renaissance men, and a longtime mentor of mine, has agreed to share some insight and advice with our students upon their commencement.”
Vermont Tech awards bachelor’s degrees, associate’s degrees and certificates. At three ceremonies through the weekend, the college will honor more than 450 graduates. Information: vtc.edu.