Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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

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 2015-16 academic year at 7:30 p.m. on April 29 in the Shoemaker Center.

Sherry Nelson, a U.S. Navy veteran who is earning her associate degree in nursing, will deliver the Pledge of Allegiance.

Elizabeth Gumm, who is earning a bachelor’s degree in specialized studies, will share her thoughts as the student reflection speaker.

Faculty marshals for the graduation event include Greg Obi, associate degrees; Tony Vinci, bachelors’ degrees; and Barbara Mahaffey, master’s degrees.

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

Local radio journalist Mike Smith will deliver the keynote address, and James Caldwell will receive the Rich Bebee Leadership Award.

Approximately 440 students earned their associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ohio University while attending the Chillicothe Campus this academic year, and approximately 170 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 28 in the Shoemaker Center.

A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. on April 29 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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