Appalachian to Host Graduation Ceremonies for Degree-Granting Schools May 8-10

Published Monday, April 20, 2015 at 1:40 pm

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 the 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, Virginia. 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.

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