University of Southern Indiana

Fall Commencement ceremonies set for Saturday

Fall Commencement ceremonies set for Saturday

12/7/2012 | University Communications

More than 600 University of Southern Indiana students are eligible to participate in two Fall 2012 Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, December 8, in the Physical Activities Center (PAC) on the USI campus. Of those, five will graduate summa cum laude, 29 magna cum laude, and 50 cum laude.

Students in the College of Business and Pott College of Science and Engineering will receive degrees in a 10 a.m. ceremony. Doors to the PAC open at 9 a.m. 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. Doors open at noon.

As the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Professor Award, Dr. Paul A. Kuban, associate professor of engineering, will deliver the Commencement address at both ceremonies.

A reception will be held in University Center East immediately following each ceremony.

Students graduating summa cum laude with a perfect 4.0 grade point average can be recognized in the ceremony by their gold stoles and tassels. They are: Elizabeth E. Herrenbruck, Rachel A. Muhs, Dawn M. Paris, Emily B. Rastl, and Bailey J. Roeder.

A dozen Fall 2012 graduates are University Honors Scholars – students who have successfully completed the Honors Program – and can be recognized by the white honor cords worn with their regalia. They are: Joshua Logan Beach, Emily B. Rastl, Elizabeth Rae Thomas, Katelyn N. Crowe, Bailey Jean Roeder, Celeste Renee Mandley, Kathleen Ann Mowery, Elizabeth Ellen Herrenbruck, Melissa Ann Parker, Emily Lauren Schkeryantz, Hollan Alysabeth Staker, and Jerrica D. Dowling.

Live video of the ceremonies will stream online at; live streaming video also will be available in Carter Hall in the University Center.

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.

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