Spring commencement schedules set for Purdue

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MORE THAN 7,000 students are eligible for degrees at Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus this spring. (Purdue University file photo)

More than 4,600 undergraduate students are expected to participate in Purdue University’s spring commencement ceremonies, set for May 10-12 in Elliott Hall of Music on campus.

The commencement will again be divided into six ceremonies, each keynoted by Purdue President Mitch Daniels. The schedule is as follows:

* Division I — Friday, May 10. 3 p.m. Graduate School (All schools and colleges).

* Division II — Friday, May 10. 7 p.m. College of Liberal Arts and Purdue Polytechnic Institute.

* Division III — Saturday, May 11. 9:30 a.m. The colleges of Agriculture, Engineering (schools of Agricultural and Biological, Materials and Mechanical) and Pharmacy (Pharm.D.).

* Division IV — Saturday, May 11. 2 p.m. The College of Engineering (Aeronautics and Astronautics, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Construction, Electrical and Computer, Engineering Education, Environmental and Ecological, and Industrial and Nuclear).

* Division V — Sunday, May 12. 9:30 a.m. The colleges of Education, Health and Human Sciences (including Doctor of Audiology and Doctor of Nursing Practice) and Veterinary Medicine.

* Division VI — Sunday, May 12, 2 p.m. The Krannert School of Management, and the College of Science.

About 7,103 students are candidates for degrees, and approximately 4,659 undergraduates are participating in the commencement ceremonies. Also participating will be 1,063 graduate students and 231 students from the professional programs.

Each undergraduate division will feature a student responder.

Filippo Lippi of Brownstown, Indiana, who is to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in organizational leadership from Purdue Polytechnic Institute, will be the student responder in the Friday evening (Division II) ceremony.

Olga O. Vlashyn of Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, who will receive a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the College of Pharmacy, will be the student responder in the Saturday morning (Division III) ceremony.

Paige M. Rudin of Carmel, Indiana, who will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the College of Engineering, will be the student responder in the Saturday afternoon (Division IV) event.

Lucas W. Turner of Crawfordsville, Indiana, who will receive a Bachelor of Science in health science from the College of Health and Human Sciences, will be the Sunday morning (Division V) student responder.

Nicholas D. Sprecher of Indianapolis, who is to receive a Bachelor of Science in industrial management from the School of Management, is the student responder for the Sunday afternoon (Division VI) ceremony.

Tickets are required for admission to Elliott Hall of Music. Doors open 90 minutes before each ceremony.

All students will have their name called and receive their actual diploma at the ceremony. Diplomas for all candidates who do not attend commencement will be mailed approximately six weeks after the May ceremonies.

The commencement exercises will be livestreamed at http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/iazv9, and the video will play once broadcasting starts.

Commencement ceremonies also will take place at Purdue Fort Wayne and the Purdue Northwest campuses.

Purdue Fort Wayne will hold its commencement at 4:30 p.m. May 8 in the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Chancellor Ronald Elsenbaumer and Lorenzo Suter, CEO of Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne, will speak. Approximately 1,642 students are eligible for 1,743 degrees or certificates.

Purdue Northwest will hold three commencement ceremonies at the Fitness and Recreation Center on the Hammond campus on May 3-4. The first ceremony will be at 3 p.m. on May 3 for the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. On May 4, two ceremonies will take place at 11 a.m. for the College of Business and the College of Nursing and at 3 p.m. for the College of Engineering and Sciences, and the College of Technology.

A fourth ceremony will be held at Purdue Northwest’s Westville Campus at 3 p.m. May 6 in the H.D. Kesling Gymnasium in the James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex.

PNW Chancellor Thomas L. Keon will preside, and Indiana state Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon will deliver the keynote address for all commencement ceremonies. Purdue Northwest’s spring graduating class consists of 1,251 candidates, which includes two doctoral degrees, 146 master’s degrees and 1,103 baccalaureate degrees.

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