BOONE—Graduation ceremonies will be held May 8-10 at Appalachian State University with each of the university’s degree-granting colleges or schools holding individual ceremonies.
Ceremonies for the Cratis D. Williams Graduate School will be held Friday, May 8, at 6 p.m. at the Holmes Convocation Center. Speakers will be Mason Calhoun from Hopewell Township Pennsylvania, who is graduating with a master’s degree in exercise science, and Brittany Means from Charleston, West Virginia, who is earning a Master of Arts degree in Appalachian studies.
Ceremonies for the College of Fine and Applied Arts will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 9, in the Holmes Convocation Center. Graduates selected to speak are Jane Bowers, a dance studies major from Asheville, and Destiny Jenkins, a communication studies major from Spruce Pine.
Students from the Hayes School of Music will receive their degrees during a ceremony beginning at 1 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center. The speaker for this ceremony will be Barry Green, a lecturer in music at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the author of three books dealing with the philosophy of music, the mind, body and spirit.
Graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences will be recognized beginning at 4 p.m. in the Holmes Convocation Center. Speakers will be Savannah M. Carter, an anthropology graduate from Raleigh, Erlan Martinez-Castro, a chemistry major from San Pedro Sula, Honduras and Hickory, and Nathanial Ray Arnold, a political science major from Clinchport, Va. English major Samantha A. Jay from Durham will deliver welcoming remarks on behalf of the college.
Ceremonies on Sunday, May 10, begin at 9 a.m. for the Reich College of Education in the Holmes Convocation Center. The speakers will be Devon Patton, a special education major from Charlotte, Savannah Bower, a business education major from Youngsville, and Hannah Easter, a child development, birth through kindergarten major from Conover.
At 12:30 p.m. graduates from the Donald C. Beaver College of Health Sciences will be recognized during ceremonies in the Holmes Convocation Center. Speakers are Debra Domermuth, an exercise science major from Boone, and Karson Collins, a communication disorders major from Cornelius.
Graduates of the Walker College of Business will receive their degrees during a 4:30 p.m. ceremony in the Holmes Convocation Center. Student speakers are Kameron Bryant, a risk management and insurance major from Durham, Cara White, an accounting major from Fayetteville, and Ryan Sommerville, a management major from Raleigh.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the Southeast, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls nearly 21,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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