Two commencement ceremonies planned for Emporia State University

December 8, 2012

When Emporia State University confers degrees to graduates on Saturday, Dec. 15, a new tradition will begin — separate ceremonies for undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Undergraduate commencement will begin at 10 a.m., Dec. 15, at White Auditorium, 111 E. Sixth Ave., Emporia. More than 320 students are candidates for baccalaureate degrees.

Graduate commencement will be at 2 p.m., Dec. 15, at Albert Taylor Hall in Plumb Hall on the Emporia State campus. More than 220 students are candidates for doctorate, specialist and master’s degrees.

Commencement speakers include Dr. Michael D. Shonrock, president of Emporia State and Dr. Gwen Alexander, interim provost and vice-president for academic affairs. Amy Sage Webb, the 2012 Roe R. Cross Distinguished Professor, will give the address at the baccalaureate ceremony. Mildred Edwards of Wichita, a member of the Kansas Board of Regents, will give the address at the graduate ceremonies.

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