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 Good News: SRU expects 500 graduates at fall commencement���� 



SRU Good News for Dec. 14, 2009


SRU expects 500 graduates at fall commencement    


For 500 Slippery Rock University students, the "Good News" is they will receive diplomas this Saturday at 11 a.m. in Morrow Field House. 

The University will award 91 master's degrees and 409 undergraduate diplomas. 

SRU's College of Education has the highest number of graduates, with 149; followed by the College of Business, Information and Social Sciences, 139; the College of Health, Environment and Science, 86; and the College of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts, 35.

Tickets are required for admission.

Robert Smith, SRU president, will present opening remarks and introductions at the ceremony, and Robert S. Taylor, chair of the SRU Council of Trustees, will bring greetings from the council. The graduates will be presented for confirmation by Bruce Russell, dean of SRU's College of Business, Information and Social Sciences.

Wilma Cavill, assistant professor of health and safety and the senior member of the SRU faculty, will serve as grand marshal.

Three Army ROTC cadets will be administered their oath of office as second lieutenants. Lt. Col. Patrick A. Callahan, SRU's Army ROTC program, will administer the oath. A separate commissioning ceremony is planned for 2 p.m. in the Advanced Technology and Science Hall.

Patrick Mooney, president-elect of the Slippery Rock University Alumni Association, will induct the new graduates as members of the association.

A reception for all graduates and their guests will follow the ceremony in Weisenfluh Dining Hall.


Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.


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