More Than 500 Students to Graduate on Saturday, May 18
Nearly 300 bachelor's degree candidates and an additional 250 professional programs candidates to take part in May Commencement ceremonies.
Pacific University will hold its spring commencement exercises on Saturday, May 18 at Lincoln Park Stadium on the Forest Grove Campus.
Approximately 285 bachelor's degree candidates from the university's College of Arts & Sciences will take part in the undergraduate ceremony slated to begin at 9:30 a.m.
Retiring faculty member and longtime English Department chair Pauline Beard will give the keynote address.
Chloe Hallyburton, an exercise science major and Spanish minor from nearby Dayton, will address the Class of 2013 as valedictorian.
Graduate and professional programs students within Pacific's colleges of Education, Health Professions and Optometry will receive their signatory hoods and diplomas during an afternoon ceremony that begins at 1:30 p.m.
School of Pharmacy dean Sue Stein will present 91 candidates for the doctor of pharmacy degree (PharmD).
Eighty-five (85) doctor of optometry candidates (OD) will be presented for degree by College of Optometry dean Jennifer Smythe.
School of Physical Therapy program director Richard Rutt will present 40 doctor of physical therapy (DPT) candidates for conferral.
School of Occupational Therapy director John White will present 26 candidates for degree, and College of Education dean Mark Ankeny will have 10 candidates for graduate degrees.
Each ceremony will take place at Lincoln Park Stadium rain or shine.
Attendees may also watch the ceremony via closed-circuit television inside the Stoller Center gymnasium adjacent to the stadium.
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