USI Fall Commencement Exercises To Be Held On Saturday, December 8, 2018


The University of Southern Indiana will hold two Fall Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, December 8, in the Physical Activities Center (PAC).

The ceremony for the College of Nursing and Health Professions and Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education will be held at 10 a.m. The ceremony for the College of Liberal Arts and Romain College of Business will be held at 1 p.m. Doors will open one hour prior to each ceremony, and tickets are required for all attendees.

Dr. Glenna Bower, professor of kinesiology and sport and the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Professor Award, will present the commencement address at the 10 a.m. ceremony. Xavia Harrington-Chate, instructor in English and the recipient of the 2018 H. Lee Cooper Core Curriculum Award, will present the commencement address at the 1 p.m. ceremony.

In all, 666 students are eligible to participate in the two ceremonies. Of those, 10 will graduate summa cum laude, 43 magna cum laude, and 63 cum laude.

Summa cum laude graduates, with a perfect 4.0 grade point average, and recognizable at the ceremony by their gold stoles and tassels, are: Karina Arrue, Nour Awad, Lara Barbee, Leland Braun, Kaysie Collins, Samuel Coward, Logan Hartman, Tyler Parkhurst and Amy Proctor.

Of the graduates, nine 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: Nour Awad, Mackenzie Crane, Allison Donham, Carissa Dyer, Samantha Enders, Logan Hartman, Alyssa Plumlee, Kelynn Shafer, Savannah Smith, Aubrey Stoll and Grace Voyles.

Following each ceremony, a reception will be held on the first floor of University Center East. The reception is sponsored by the USI Alumni Association and is free for graduates, their guests and USI faculty and staff.

Live video of the ceremonies will be streamed at, and also will be available in University Center East, Rooms 2217-2220. Follow the ceremonies on social media with the hashtag #USIgrad on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


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