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Commencement ceremony for USI graduate students will be held Friday, May 3

April 02, 2013 | Danielle Norris
Danielle Norris
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Chad Hartmann will deliver the Commencement address to graduate students. He is a mathematics teacher and the 2012 Peabody Outstanding Leader in Education.
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The University of Southern Indiana will hold a Commencement ceremony for graduate students at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3 in the Physical Activities Center (PAC) on the USI campus. 

Chad Hartmann, veteran mathematics teacher and 2012 Peabody Outstanding Leader in Education, will deliver the Commencement address to the graduates. Hartmann attended USI as a Presidential Scholar, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in 1995 and a Master of Science degree in 2000. He taught night classes and summer classes at USI as an adjunct instructor for 10 years, and he has been teaching at Helfrich Park STEM Academy for all 17 years of his career as an educator. Hartmann is a native of Boonville, Indiana.

Hartmann will receive the David L. Rice Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of his positive impact on STEM education in the region. The award, a crystal soaring eagle representing the University mascot, personifies the vision held by USI’s first president,Dr. David L. Rice, of the potential of graduates from the University of Southern Indiana.

A reception for the graduates and their friends and families will follow the ceremony and will be held in University Center East.

The four Colleges at USI will conduct Commencement on May 4 according to this schedule:

Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education, 9 a.m.
College of Nursing and Health Professions, noon
Romain College of Business and Division of Outreach and Engagement, 3 p.m.
College of Liberal Arts, 6 p.m.

Live video of each ceremony will be streamed in University Center East Conference Center (Rooms 2217-2220). The ceremonies also may be viewed online here.

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