Southern Arkansas University Spring Commencement May 5
Southern Arkansas University’s Spring Commencement ceremonies are scheduled for Friday, May 5, 2017 according to a recent press release. A total of 722 candidates for graduation will be recognized in four ceremonies at the W.T. Watson Athletic Center.
The Department of Nursing will honor 49 nursing candidates at 8:30AM Set to deliver the nursing graduation commencement speech is 2016 SAU alum Kyle M. Herren, who is an RN at the Emergency Department of the Medical Center of South Arkansas.
Following will be the first undergraduate ceremony at 10:30AM., which will consist of candidates from the Rankin College of Business and the College of Science and Engineering. The second undergraduate ceremony will be at 2PM, and will be for candidates from the College of Education and the College of Liberal and Performing Arts.
The commencement speaker for the two undergraduate ceremonies will be Honorable LeAnn Daniel, Pike County District Court judge and SAU alum. A total of 314 undergraduates, aside from the nursing candidates, are scheduled to graduate from SAU’s four colleges.
The commencement speaker for the two undergraduate ceremonies will be The Honorable Leanne Johnson, a 1983 honor graduate from SAU. She graduated with high honors from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1986. In 2013, she was appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to serve as a Justice on the Ninth Court of Appeals. The following year she was elected to the Court by the voters. She was the first woman to serve on the Ninth Court of Appeals in the history of the court. A total of 359 graduate candidates will be earning their Masters degrees.
Below is the schedule of events for Friday, May 5, 2017.
7:30 AM - Nursing graduation candidates report to W.T. Watson auxiliary gym
8AM - Nursing faculty report to the W.T. Watson hallway near the faculty offices
8:30AM - Nursing Commencement, followed by a reception in Reynolds Center Grand Hall
9:30AM - Undergraduate candidates (RCB/CoSE) report to the W.T. Watson auxiliary
10AM - Faculty for RCB/CoSE ceremony report to the W.T. Watson hallway near the faculty offices
10:30AM - RCB/CoSE Undergraduate Commencement in W.T. Watson
1PM - Undergraduate candidates (CoE/CoLPA) report to W.T. Watson auxiliary gym
1:30PM - Faculty for CoE/ CoLPA ceremony report to the W.T. Watson hallway near the faculty offices
2PM - CoE/CoLPA Undergraduate Commencement in W.T. Watson
4PM - School of Graduate Studies candidates report to W.T. Watson auxiliary gym
4:30PM - Graduate faculty report to room to the W.T. Watson hallway near the faculty offices
5PM - School of Graduate Studies Commencement in W.T. Watson