More than 1,800 students to graduate Dec. 12-13
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
MANHATTAN — Kansas State University commencement ceremonies will be Friday, Dec. 12, on the Salina and Manhattan campuses, and Saturday, Dec. 13, on the Manhattan campus.
The university will award more than 1,350 bachelor's degrees, nearly 400 master's degrees, nearly 60 doctorates and 12 associate degrees. More than 200 students are earning their degree through K-State Global Campus distance education programs.
Commencement ceremonies Dec. 12 include the Graduate School at 1 p.m. in Bramlage Coliseum. Wayne Freeman, member of the Barwale Foundation board of directors, will be the commencement speaker and receive an honorary doctorate from the university. Representing the Kansas Board of Regents at the Graduate School ceremony will be Regent Shane Bangerter, Dodge City. The commencement ceremony on the Salina campus will be at 7 p.m. in the Student Life Center. Larry Farmer, professor emeritus at K-State Salina and a university alumnus, will be the commencement speaker.
Commencement ceremonies Dec. 13 will all take place on the Manhattan campus. The schedule and speakers include:
• College of Agriculture, 1 p.m. in Bramlage Coliseum. Randall Phebus, professor of animal sciences and industry, will give the commencement address.
• College of Arts & Sciences, 8:30 a.m. in Bramlage Coliseum. Greg Eiselein, professor of English and 2013 CASE/Carnegie Kansas Professor of the Year, will give the commencement address.
• College of Business Administration, 11:30 a.m. in Bramlage Coliseum. Stephen M. Lacy, chair and CEO of Meredith Corp., will provide the commencement remarks.
• College of Education, 10 a.m. in Bramlage Coliseum. Julie Ford, superintendent of the Topeka Public Schools, USD 501, will give the commencement address.
• College of Engineering, 4 p.m. in Bramlage Coliseum. Cindy Wallis-Lage, president of Global Water Business, Black & Veatch, will give the commencement address.
• College of Human Ecology, 2:30 p.m. in Bramlage Coliseum. Colin Noble, president and CEO of Noble Hospitality, will give the commencement address.
A webcast of the commencement ceremonies will be streamed live at http://www.k-state.edu/graduation/.
A virtual commencement ceremony is available at http://global.k-state.edu/students/commencement for distance education students unable to attend their commencement ceremony in person. The website includes a listing of students earning degrees through distance education, a place for family and friends to post congratulatory messages and other commencement-related offerings.
DVDs of the ceremony may be ordered through the K-State Student Union Bookstore at 800-KSU-CATS or 785-532-6583. The DVDs are $19.99.
Also, Kansas State University's Army and Air Force ROTC units will have commissioning ceremonies at 10 a.m. Dec. 12 in the K-State Student Union's Forum Hall. The Army ROTC will commission five officers and the Air Force ROTC will commission one officer.