Monday, December 05, 2011
Fall Commencement ceremonies to be held Saturday
Contact for more information:
Wendy Knipe Bredhold
Media Relations Specialist, News & Information Services
More than 550 students are eligible to participate in the ceremonies. Of those, three will graduate summa cum laude, 33 magna cum laude, and 38 cum laude.
A 10 a.m. ceremony will be held for degree candidates from the College of Business and Pott College of Science and Engineering. Students in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, College of Liberal Arts, and Division of Outreach and Engagement will receive degrees at 1 p.m.
Graduating summa cum laude with a perfect 4.0 grade point average are Anthony King, Ellen Jackson, and Terry Priest. They can be recognized in the ceremony by their gold stoles and tassels.
Five graduates are University Honors Scholars and can be recognized by the white honor cords worn with their regalia. They are Chelsey Mullins, Meredith Woodard, Samantha Callis, Sarah Groeger, and Rebecca Reynolds.
Live video of the ceremonies will stream online at http://www.usi.edu/commencement/
As the recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Professor Award, Dr. Barbara A. Davis, professor of nursing, will deliver the Commencement address at both ceremonies.
USI began holding Fall Commencement in 2006 and added a second ceremony in 2008 to accommodate the growing number of graduates, family, and friends in attendance.