OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University officials are expecting the Class of 2007 to total more than 3,450 graduates. More than 2,250 candidates for graduation this spring will be honored May 3-4 during WSU’s 129th commencement. An additional 1,209 members of the Class of 2007 received their degrees in conjunction with the university’s winter commencement last December.
The main ceremony will be held May 3 in the Dee Events Center. An academic processional will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the formal program. President and CEO of T-Mobile, Robert P. Dotson, will deliver the keynote address and will be awarded an honorary degree. Other honorary degree recipients are: Vernon M. Buehler, Sharon Rich Lewis, and Carol C. Tribe. The student graduate speaker will be Jason Stout, who is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in history.
The 2007 WSU Presidential Distinguished Professors also will be honored during the program. This year’s recipients are psychology professor Eric Amsel, clinical laboratory sciences professor Yasmen Simonian and English professor Michael Wutz.
“Putting Students Through College,” a short program where graduates honor parents, spouses and friends who supported them, will precede the commencement at 3:30 p.m. in the Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts Allred Theater.
WSU's business school and six academic colleges will hold individual convocations May 4 at various locations. Refer to attached schedule for exact times and locations.
The program will be rebroadcast on KUED (Channel 7) May 12 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The event will be streamed live via the Web at weber.edu/commencement/.
Parking will be free at the Dee Events Center on May 3, and all campus parking lots will be available free of charge throughout the day on May 4. Campus shuttle buses will be running between the Dee Events Center and the main campus both days.
ASL services will be available in seating section S at the base of portal 17.
Visit weber.edu/commencement for more information on WSU’s commencement activities.
Weber State University
College Convocation Schedule for May 4, 2007
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences........Dee Events Center
Jerry & Vickie Moyes College of Education....Browning Center Austad Auditorium
Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions....Dee Events Center
John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics.......Browning Center Austad Auditorium
College of Science.......................................................Ogden Eccles Conference Center, Grand Ballroom
College of Applied Science & Technology....Dee Events Center
College of Arts & Humanities/BIS................Browning Center Austad Auditorium
General Education Associates.....................Ogden Eccles Conference Center, Grand Ballroom
Marsha Richter, commencement chair
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