Friday, May 10, 2013
11:00 a.m. Rehearsal for Undergraduate Commencement
In front of Seiberling Gymnasium (In case of inclement weather, inside Seiberling)
All undergraduate students receiving degrees must be present. The Class will meet with Dr. David Weininger and Professors Grasman, McDonald and Miller. Please be prepared to provide a phonetic spelling of your last name. Each graduate will be assigned his/her position in the marching line and his/her seat in the correct position for receiving his/her degree. Rehearsal for receiving degrees will be held at this time. All flag carriers will be present.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
4:00 p.m. Graduate Hooding and Commencement Ceremony
Seiberling Gymnasium (Degree candidates line up at 3:15 in Saurwein Center, 1st floor)
Each graduate student will be presented his or her master’s degree and hood. Tickets are not required for this ceremony. Following the graduate commencement ceremony, a reception will be held in the University Commons for the graduates and their friends and families. Instructions for Graduate Commencement.
Giving remarks at graduate commencement will be Dr. William Rayburn, co-founder, CEO and board chair of FNC, Inc., a pioneering mortgage technology company. Prior to establishing FNC, Rayburn co-founded two other successful ventures, a residential real estate development company and a seminar and training company. He also served on the University of Mississippi faculty for 12 years. He is active in philanthropy and on the speaker circuit.
7:30 p.m. Undergraduate Medals Ceremony
Seiberling Gymnasium (Line up in Seiberling Hallway at 7:00 p.m.)
This ceremony is for undergraduates who are Honors Program participants and undergraduates earning Academic Honors. No tickets are required for this event.
Providing remarks at the Honors Medals Ceremony will be Dr. Marc O'Reilly, Associate Professor of Political Science. Dr. O'Reilly is author of "Unexceptional: America's Empire in the Persian Gulf, 1941-2007" (Lexington Books, 2008) and 2013 recipient of the Ream-Paradiso Distinguished Teaching Award.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
For graduates and their families and friends. The cost is $4.25 per person.
10:30 a.m. Baccalaureate
For graduates, families and friends. This ecumenical Christian worship service will include prayers, special music and a sermon. No ticket is required for this event.
The Baccalaureate speaker will be the Rev. Dr. David Mark Greenhaw, President and Professor of Preaching and Worship at Eden Theological Seminary. An ordained minister of the UCC, Dr. Greenhaw has served congregations in New York, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Missouri.
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Commencement Brunch
For graduates, parents, and friends. There is no charge for students on the meal plan. For all others, the brunch is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children ages 4-10, and children age 3 and under are free. The menu will include: Roasted Pork Loin with Pan Gravy , Pan Fried Chicken Breast, Three Cheese Rigatoni Bake with sun dried tomatoes, spinach & mushrooms in marinara sauce, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Country Green Beans with Bacon & Onion, Buttered Corn, Pizza Station, Salad Bar, Dessert Bar.
2:00 p.m. Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
Seiberling Gymnasium (Doors will open at 1:30; Special Seating guests admitted at 1:15. Special seating will be held until 1:45)
Graduating students assemble promptly at 1:15 p.m. in University Hall’s front hallway. Each graduate will take the position that was assigned to him/her at rehearsal. In case of inclement weather, the assembly will be held in the lobby of Seiberling. Following Commencement a reception will be held for graduates and their familites and friends at the University Commons.
The commencement address will be delivered by a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, Lt. Col. Harold H. Brown, USAF (retired). He completed 30 missions in World War II in Germany before being shot down and held as a POW until 1945. His remained in the military until 1965, after which he embarked upon a career in higher education, earning a masters and doctorate. Dr. Brown has served as a faculty member, department chair, dean of the Engineering Division, and finally Vice President for Academic Affairs, all at Columbus State Community College. He currently serves as a part-time consultant for the State of Ohio Board of Career Colleges and Schools.