Graduates Set for 2009 Winter Commencement

A total of 950 students will be graduating from Ferris State University this December.

The ceremony will be held on Saturday, Dec. 19 in the Convoccation Center at the Ewigleben Sports Complex. There will be two ceremonies for the various colleges of FSU. Tickets are not needed to attend the event.

According to Sherry Hayes, Commencement Coordinator and Assistant to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, although 950 students will be graduating, only 450 students will be walking during the commencement ceremony to receive their degree.

Graduates are permitted to participate in commencement if they are close to completing their graduation requirements.

The first commencement ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. for the College of Allied Health, College of Education and Human Services and the College of Engineering and Technology. The second commencement ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m. for the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and the College of Professional and Technological Studies.

Each ceremony will last for approximately an hour and a half. Doors will open for guests an hour prior to each ceremony.

Provost Fritz Erickson will introduce the commencement speaker. The commencement speaker for the ceremony is Daniel A. Adsmond, professor of chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences and 2009 Distinguished Teacher. He will be speaking at both ceremonies. President David Eisler will also speak at both ceremonies and conferring of degrees.

The Marshals for the 10 a.m. ceremony are Sayed R. Hashimi, College of Engineering Technology, and Denise S. Mitten, College of Education and Human Services. For the 1:30 p.m. ceremony, the Marshals are Dr. Sandy Alspach, College of Arts and Sciences and Mark Thomson, College of Arts and Sciences.

Hayes said she would be speaking with Nicholas Dean from FOX 32 on the show “Ferris Live” regarding the ceremony. The time and date of the show is not yet available as of press time.

“It’s our last show of the semester,” said Hayes.

For more information on the December commencement ceremonies, please visit the FSU Commencement Page.