Two Ceremonies for Spring Commencement

Graduate & Undergraduate

For the first time, Adams State Spring Commencement will include two separate ceremonies on Sat. May 15. Two-hundred-fifty-one undergraduate degrees will be awarded at the morning ceremony; 160 master’s degrees will be awarded in the afternoon.

Undergraduate Commencement

10 a.m., Plachy Hall

Faculty, administrators, and coaches are expected to participate in the undergraduate commencement exercises. All are asked gather for the processional in the Field House at 9:15 a.m., attired in appropriate academic dress. A reception following the ceremony in the Plachy Hall Field House will give everyone an opportunity to visit with graduates and their families

Former State Representative Gil Romero will address the undergraduate ceremony. He is now a principal/attorney with the government affairs and lobbying firm Capitol Success Group.

Graduate Commencement

1:30 p.m., Plachy Hall

Administrators, faculty and staff from areas with graduate programs are expected to participate. Staff and faculty from other areas are welcome to attend. The processional will form in the Field House at 1 p.m.; participants should be attired in appropriate academic dress.

The graduate commencement address will be given by Dr. Susan Belanger, an ethicist at the Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University Medical Center.

REAP & Extended Studies Graduates

The ASC Rural Education Access Program (REAP) will have 36 spring 2010 graduates in Interdisciplinary Studies for Elementary Education licensure. Many are traveling to Adams State to participate in the ceremony and bringing their families to celebrate this achievement. These students are non-traditional students who work full time and attend to family obligations while completing their degrees. This diligence and accomplishment in completing their education is commendable.

There will also be approximately 28 spring 2010 graduates with A.A. or B.A. degrees in Business, Sociology, Interdisciplinary Studies/Non-Licensure who obtained their degree through ASC Extended Studies. These graduates include individuals, military, international and incarcerated students.

ASC Extended Studies will host a breakfast reception in Luther Bean Museum on May 15, 2010, in honor of these graduates, with 170 people expected.

Author: jmwaecht

Assistant to the President for Communications
Editor/Designer of alumni magazine – A-Stater