Chadron State College will confer 181 degrees during two graduation ceremonies Friday, Dec. 14.
The ceremony for graduates receiving master’s degrees will be a 2 p.m. at Memorial Hall followed by commencement for undergraduates at 4 p.m. in Armstrong Gymnasium.
This marks the second consecutive year for two winter commencement ceremonies at CSC, a change that was prompted by the increasing popularity of the institution’s master’s degree programs. Previously, both master’s and bachelor’s degrees were awarded in one ceremony. This year’s total consists of 114 candidates for bachelor’s degrees and 67 for master’s degrees.
CSC will award its Doctor of Humane Letters degree to the speaker for the undergraduate ceremony, Dr. Ron Hull of Lincoln. Hull is a pioneer of public television who has been heavily involved in the Mari Sandoz Heritage Society since its inception. Through his involvement with the society, he was instrumental in the development of the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center on the CSC campus. A long-time program manager for the Nebraska ETV Network, Hull continues to serve as senior adviser to Nebraska Educational Telecommunications and a professor emeritus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The speaker for the master’s degree ceremony is Dr. George Griffith, who is in his 37th year as CSC professor of language and literature, and is former chairman of the CSC Department of English and Humanities. He teaches courses in English literature, composition and ethics.
Both ceremonies are open to the public with no reservations required. They will be broadcast on the Internet at AmericaOneSports.com. Instructions for Internet viewing may be found at www.csc.edu/live.
The undergraduate ceremony will be broadcast locally in Chadron cable channel 20.
—Justin Haag, CSC Information Services