Stetson University to graduate largest class on Saturday


Stetson University’s 2016 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 7 will be its 130th and is expected to set two new records.

The university is graduating its largest class with 830 graduates, which comprises 674 undergraduate and 156 master degree candidates. Stetson also will hold its first outdoor ceremony since the 1970s at Spec Martin Memorial Stadium.

The speakers at Stetson University’s commencement will be two students chosen through a nominating process by students and faculty. The speakers are Daniel Humphrey, from Reading, Ohio, and Jordan Alexandria Cockfield of Lake Worth.

The ceremony is 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. It will be followed by receptions at the campus for the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration and School of Music.

On Friday, May 6, Stetson University will hold three separate ceremonies at Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall:

Annual ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, 10 a.m. This year, six graduates will receive their commission into the U.S. Army.

Undergraduate Awards and Recognition Ceremony, 3 p.m. Each year, the university recognizes the outstanding achievements of its graduates, and the highlights are the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award for the student who best represents a nobility of character and dedication to service, and the John Hague Award for Distinguished Teaching in the Liberal Arts and Sciences given to the faculty member that represents excellence in teaching and devotion to scholarship.

Graduate Hooding Ceremony, 7 p.m. This event recognizes achievement of those graduates of Master of Science, Master of Education, Education Specialist, Master of Business Administration and Master of Accounting programs.



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