Indiana University East will host its 47th Commencement Ceremony at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 11, at the Richmond High School Tiernan Center.
This year, the university will confer 801 baccalaureate degrees and 30 master’s degrees.
Indiana University Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs John Applegate and IU East Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe will preside and address the 831 graduates eligible to receive IU degrees during the ceremony. The figures include degree recipients from December 2017 and candidates for May, June and August 2018.
The Commencement Ceremony will be broadcast via live stream video at iue.edu/live. The website also includes live commencement updates and commentary via Facebook and Twitter, with the hashtags #iueast and #iue2018. Richmond residents can also watch the ceremony live on WCTV Channel 20.
Umer Khan of Richmond, Indiana will address fellow classmates during the ceremony as the student speaker. Khan, who will receive a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry degree and minors in biology and mathematics, was selected to address the 2018 class after auditioning for the honor.
Lucas Huffman, Indianapolis, Indiana, 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. Huffman will receive his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. He is a member of the men’s basketball team and a NAIA Division II All-American.
IU East will host events and ceremonies leading up to the 47th Commencement Ceremony.
IU East’s Inaugural Hooding Ceremony for master’s degree candidates will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, in Vivian Auditorium, located in Whitewater Hall. The hooding ceremony signifies a scholarly and personal achievement. This ceremony is by invitation.
Also the day of commencement, the IU East School of Nursing and Health Sciences will host its pinning ceremony for nursing graduates at the Ligthhouse Assembly of God, located at 2339 West Cart Road in Richmond. The pinning ceremony begins at 2 p.m. with a slide show followed by the ceremony at 2:30 p.m.
Graduates will receive their pin to wear for the Commencement Ceremony and nursing awards will be given to students.
For more information, visit iue.edu/commencement.