April 11, 2013
Purdue campuses to host spring commencement ceremonies
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University will award degrees during spring commencement ceremonies at its campuses from May 10-20.
In West Lafayette, commencement ceremonies will take place on May 10, 11 and 12 at the Elliott Hall of Music.
The colleges of Science and Technology will have their ceremony at 8 p.m. Friday, May 10. The colleges of Agriculture and Education and School of Management will have their ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11. Commencement for the College of Engineering will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11. The colleges of Health and Human Sciences and Veterinary Medicine will have commencement at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 12. The ceremony for the colleges of Liberal Arts and Pharmacy will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 12.
About 6,375 students are candidates for degrees at the West Lafayette campus, and 3,945 undergraduates are participating in the commencement ceremonies. Also participating will be 778 graduate students and 233 students from the professional programs. A posthumous master of arts degree will be awarded to Devin Roberson, a former student in the Graduate School.
President Mitch Daniels will speak at each ceremony.
Allison M. Salisbury of Rice Lake, Wis., who will receive a bachelor's degree from the College of Science, will provide the student response in the Division I ceremony on May 10. Sharon L. Smith of Hope, Ind., who is to receive a bachelor's degree from the College of Education, will provide the student response in the Division II ceremony on May 11. Providing the student response for the Division III ceremony on May 11 will be Ryan N. Tuomenoksa of Little Silver, N.J., who will receive a bachelor's degree from the College of Engineering. Jonathan J. Oskvarek of Naperville, Ill., who is to receive his bachelor's degree from the College of Health and Human Sciences, will provide the student response in the Division IV ceremony on May 12. Scott A. Oliver of New Castle, Ind., who is to receive a bachelor's degree from the College of Liberal Arts, will provide the student response for the Division V ceremony on May 12.
Doors open 90 minutes prior to each ceremony. The procession will begin 30 minutes before the event, which will last approximately two hours.
Tickets are required for admission.
Candidates for undergraduate degrees participating in the May commencement ceremonies will receive diplomas and hear their names announced as they walk across the stage.
Diplomas for all candidates who do not attend commencement will be mailed within four weeks after the May ceremonies.
The Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne commencement will be at 4 p.m. May 15 in Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, where about 2,117 degrees will be awarded.
At Purdue Calumet, commencement will be at 1:30 p.m. May 19 at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Ind. There are approximately 920 students who are candidates for degrees.
At Purdue North Central, commencement will take place at 7 p.m. May 20 in the Valparaiso University Athletics-Recreation Center. There are about 547 students who are candidates for degrees.
Writer: Greg McClure, 765-496-9711, email@example.com
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Susan Alderman, media director, university relations and communications, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, 260-481-6165, email@example.com
Carol Connelly, director of media and communication services, Purdue University North Central, 219-785-5267, firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Agosto-Severa, registrar, Purdue University Calumet, 219-989-2977, email@example.com
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