Nakia Mickey, an Associate Degree in Human Services Technology student, will serve as the associate degree representative and will deliver the Pledge of Allegiance. Karissa Carroll, who is earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, is the bachelor’s degree student representative and will share her reflections.
Faculty marshals for the graduation event include Allison White, associate degree; Lisa Wallace, bachelor’s degree; and Cindy Matyi, master’s degree.
Music will be by the Great Seal of Ohio Band.
As previously announced, former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Yvette McGee Brown will deliver the keynote address. Also, local business professional, agricultural advocate and historian Martha Gerber Rittinger will receive the Richard Bebee Alumni Leadership Award.
A total of 512 students earned their associate, bachelor’s and masters degrees from Ohio University while attending the Chillicothe Campus this academic year, and approximately 260 students are expected to participate in Friday’s event. Both numbers are the highest in the 11-year history of the “Recognition of Graduation” event.
A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Shoemaker room 215 for faculty and staff members, Regional Coordinating Council members and platform party participants. A reception for the graduates and their families will be held afterward in the Shoemaker Center.
A pinning ceremony for graduates of OU-C’s nursing program will take place at 6 p.m. on June 7 in the Shoemaker Center.
Formal commencement activities are held on the Athens campus.