IU East’s 48th Commencement Ceremony will be held May 10

Indiana University East will host its 48th Commencement Ceremony at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 10, at the Richmond High School Tiernan Center.

This year, the university will confer 804 baccalaureate degrees and 38 master’s degrees.

Graduates celebrate with confetti at commencement

IU East’s Class of 2018 celebrates with confetti during the 47th Commencement Ceremony.

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie and IU East Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe will preside and address the 842 graduates eligible to receive IU degrees during the ceremony. The figures include degree recipients from December 2018 and candidates for May, June and August 2019.

The Commencement Ceremony will be broadcast via live stream video at iue.edu/live. Live commencement updates and commentary will be available on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Follow or post using the hashtags #iueast and #iue2019. Richmond residents can also watch the ceremony live on WCTV Channel 20.

As part of the ceremony, IU East will award an Indiana University Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree to Craig Kinyon, president/CEO of Reid Health, and Charlie Nelms, Chancellor Emeritus of IU East and a higher education consultant. The honorary degree, the highest academic recognition Indiana University can bestow, is awarded to individuals who demonstrate the highest standards of personal integrity and sincere concern for the public good.

Kristopher Karanovich of Richmond, Indiana will address fellow classmates during the ceremony as the student speaker. Karanovich, who will receive a Bachelor of Science in Biology, was selected to address the 2019 class.

Breanna Nowak, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, 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. Nowak will receive her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. She is a member of the women’s golf team and a NAIA Division II All-American. She has been accepted to the Indiana University School of Medicine.

IU East will host events and ceremonies leading up to the 48th Commencement Ceremony.

IU East’s Second Annual Hooding Ceremony for master’s degree candidates will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 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.