University Commencement Celebration - Friday, May 3, 2013
11:00 a.m. • Graduate Processional Line-Up • Upper Quad
All SUU graduates, dressed in cap and gown, should meet on the Upper Quad to participate in the formal commencement processional that will march across campus and into the University-wide ceremony. Visit the Graduates Page for line up locations.
Noon • University Commencement Ceremony • Centrum Arena (109 South 800 West)
The main Commencement Ceremony is a formal celebration for all SUU graduates, guests, faculty and staff. This ceremony features SUU’s keynote commencement speaker, awarding of 2013 honorary doctorate degrees, an address from SUU President Michael T. Benson, formal moving of the tassel, an address from the student speaker for the Class of 2013 and special recognition of select students, faculty and staff.
- General Admission Guest Seating
- First-come, first-served
- Guests who require special ADA accommodations should contact the Office of the Vice President of Student Services (435-865-8022; firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Attention Graduation Guests: For more information to assist you on your visit to SUU, please visit Guest Information
- Graduates should march into the ceremony in cap and gown as part of the formal processional across campus.
- All associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates are expected to attend unless excused by the Regisrar’s Office (435.586.7715; email@example.com)
2013 Commencement Honors
- Honorary Guests
- Keynote Speaker: Rabbi Shumley Boteach
- SUU’s Class of 2013 Honorary Doctorate Degree Recipients: Rabbi Shumley Boteach (Doctor of Humane Letters) and William Earl "Billy" Casper, Jr. (Doctor of Public Service)
- Honorary Students
- Class of 2013 Student Speaker: Blake Clark, elementary education, Cedar City
- Class of 2013 Valedictorian: Choryn S. Glad, chemistry & biology
- Honorary Faculty & Staff
- 2013 Faculty Award Recipients:
Outstanding Educator - Mary Pearson
Outstanding Scholar - Peter Sham
Distinguished Educators - Ellen Treanor, John R. Taylor, John T. Ault
- 2013 Staff Award Recipients:
Distinguished Service - Patrick Terrones, Dale S. Orton
Outstanding Staff Members - Barbara Rodriguez, Dallas Jones
1:30 p.m. • Graduation Celebration (free)• Multipurpose Quad
All graduates and their guests are invited to join SUU’s faculty and staff in celebrating the accomplishments of the Class of 2013 at an informal gathering immediately following the main Commencement ceremony. Live entertainment and refreshments for all.