Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Student speakers, faculty marshals are named for OU-C’s Recognition of Graduation event

The Recognition of Graduation event celebrates student accomplishment.

Student participants and faculty marshals have been named for the upcoming Recognition of Graduation event at Ohio University-Chillicothe. OU-C will salute students who have earned their college degrees during the 2014-15 academic year at 7:30 p.m. on May 1 in the Shoemaker Center.

Nathan Ferguson, a Marine Corps veteran who is earning his associate degree in law enforcement technology, will deliver the Pledge of Allegiance.

Mishion Payne, who is earning a bachelor’s degree in applied management, will share her thoughts as the student reflection speaker.

Faculty marshals for the graduation event include Allison White, associate degree; Ken Larimore, bachelors’ degree; and Barbara Mahaffey, master’s degree.

Music will be provided by the Great Seal of Ohio Band.

Larry Gates will deliver the keynote address, and Stephen Gary will receive the Rich Bebee Leadership Award.

Approximately 330 students earned their associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ohio University while attending the Chillicothe Campus this academic year, and approximately 180 students are expected to participate in the upcoming event.

A pinning ceremony for OU-C’s nursing program students will take place at 6 p.m. on April 30 in the Shoemaker Center.

A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. on May 1 for faculty and staff members, Regional Coordinating Council members and platform party participants. A reception for the graduates and their families will be held immediately after the ceremony in the Shoemaker Center.

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