December 4, 2019 / Vincennes University Mid-Year Commencement set for
VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University will hold Mid-Year
Commencement exercises on Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. at the Red Skelton
Performing Arts Center, 20 Red Skelton Blvd.
Vincennes PBS will live stream the ceremony at https://www.vincennespbs.org/.
Dr. Laura Treanor, provost and vice president of Instructional
Services, will preside and Elaine Burklow, president of the Faculty
Senate, will convene the ceremony. VU President Chuck Johnson will
address the graduates. Presenting the degrees will be Deans Anna
Miller, College of Business and Public Service; Michelle Cummins,
College of Health Sciences and Human Performance; Joan Puckett,
College of Humanities; Ty Freed, College of Technology; and Dr.
Cynthia Ragle, College of Social Science, Performing Arts, and Communication.
Taja Davidson, assistant provost of Student Affairs and dean of
students, will provide the welcome. Savannah Linenburg, interim
director of Alumni, will induct the graduates into the Alumni
Association. College of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Dean
Curt Coffman will present Academic Honors. Adam Booher, director of
Student Activities, will present the Blue and Gold Cord Awards.
Bryce Mattox, president of the Student Government Association, will
provide a moment of reflection and a closing statement. Jayna Carie, a
VU alumna, will lead the singing of the National Anthem and the VU
Alma Mater. The VU Campus Police Cadet Honor Guard will present and
retire the Colors.
Admittance to Commencement is via ticket only. Doors open at 10 a.m.
Guests with special seating needs should arrive early. Doors will
open for accessible seating beginning at 10 a.m. Wheelchair seating is
available on a limited basis and ushers will provide assistance.
Wheelchairs are not provided.
Commencement photographs will be posted on Vincennes University’s
Official Photography page at https://vinuphoto.smugmug.com/.
Everyone is encouraged to use the hashtag #VUGrad2019 on social media.
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY - Indiana’s First College
VU is state-supported with campuses in Vincennes and Jasper, the
Aviation Technology Center and American Sign Language program in
Indianapolis, Early College Career and Technical Education Centers,
and additional sites such as the Gene Haas Training and Education
Center in Lebanon, the Logistics Training and Education Center in
Plainfield, and the Gibson County Center for Advanced Manufacturing
and Logistics in Fort Branch. A leader in developing Early Colleges
statewide, VU also offers instruction at military sites throughout the nation.
In addition to offering a wide range of associate degree and
certificate programs, VU also offers bachelor’s degree programs in
technology, homeland security, nursing, secondary education programs
in mathematics and science, and special education/elementary education.
VU enrolls students from throughout Indiana, 36 other states, and 21
other countries. Tuition and fees are the lowest among Indiana
campuses with residence halls. VU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Founded in 1801, VU is Indiana’s first college and is the only
college in the nation founded by an individual who would later become
President of the United States. William Henry Harrison, the ninth U.S.
President, founded VU while serving as governor of the Indiana
Territory. More information is available at www.vinu.edu.
Vincennes University Newsroom
MARCIA MARTINEZ, University Life Reporter & Sports
812-888-4164 office, 314-599-1519 cell,
Department of University Relations, www.vinu.edu/newsroom