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Fall Commencement Ceremonies Planned for Dec. 14-15

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG, MO (Dec. 13,  2012) – Nearly 1,000 University of Central Missouri students are eligible to participate in fall 2012 commencement exercises this weekend in the Multipurpose Building.

The festivities begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, with the Graduate Commencement, and will be followed Saturday with undergraduate commencement ceremonies in the morning and afternoon. Graduates of the Adrian and Margaret Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies and the College of Education will be honored at 10 a.m. Degrees will be conferred upon graduates of the College of Health, Science, and Technology and College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at 2 p.m.

UCM President Charles Ambrose will be the keynote speaker during Saturday graduation exercises. Two graduate students, Jessica Lynn DiGiovanni, candidate for an Education Specialist degree in school administration/school principalship, and Darren Morrison Doherty, candidate for a Master of Science degree in criminal justice, are the graduate ceremony speakers.

The new Mike Carter Award for Exceptional Service to the University, Community and Military will be presented to UCM student Mauricio Alejandro Arias, and Tiffany Lindley, a 2003 graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in commercial art and graphic design, will receive the Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award from the UCM Alumni Association during the 2 p.m. ceremony.

The graduate reception is planned for 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday in the Elliott Union. On Saturday, there will be a joint reception from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Sandra Temple Elliott Ballroom of the Elliott Union for graduates and guests of the Department of Nursing and the Honors College. Also on Saturday, the nursing department’s pinning ceremony is at 11 a.m. in Hendricks Hall and the U.S. Army ROTC Commissioning ceremonies begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Alumni Chapel followed by a reception in Elliott Union 237A/B.

Those who cannot attend the graduation ceremonies can view them through live streaming video with help from the Office of Technology and the Department of Communication and Sociology’s student-run UCM Media Network. For the first time at a commencement ceremony, UCM Athletics and staff at KMOS-TV will be able to use new video scoreboards to incorporate graphics and scenes from ceremonies taking place in the Multipurpose Building.