More than 300 degrees will be conferred at the Indiana University East Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 14. Commencement begins at 6 p.m. in the Tiernan Center at Richmond High School.
IU President Michael A. McRobbie and IU East Chancellor Nasser H. Paydar will preside and address the 334 graduates eligible to receive degrees during the ceremony. The figures include degree recipients from December 2009 and candidates for May, June and August 2010.
As part of the ceremony, the Indiana University East Alumni Association will award its Distinguished Alumni Award to Raymond Kelley, formerly of Hagerstown, Ind. Kelley received a Bachelor of Behavioral and Social Science with a concentration in Political Science in 2004. He has done post-graduate work in political science at Ball State University. He is the national legislative director for American Veterans (AMVETS).
Keilah Shope, of Richmond, Ind., will address fellow classmates during the ceremony as the student speaker. Shope will receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and was selected to address the 2010 class after auditioning for the honor.
Kenneth Ritchie II of New Castle, Ind., is the recipient of the Naomi Osborne Award, an honor given to the graduate with the highest grade point average, and will lead the graduating class during the alumni induction ceremony.
The Honors Program will award degrees to four students who have successfully completed the program. Honors Program students graduating this year include Kathryn Welch of Losantville, Ind., with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree; Nancy Whitted of Winchester, Ind., with a Bachelor of Science Secondary Education in English degree; Jessika Griffin of Richmond, with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree; and Tyler Groff of Richmond, with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education in English degree.
For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (765) 973-8221.