Miami to award 3,722 degrees during spring commencementMay 03, 2010
Miami University will award 3,722 degrees during its 171st annual spring commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8, in Yager Stadium. President David Hodge will preside. No tickets are required.
United States Ambassador to the Republic of Haiti Kenneth Merten, Miami ’83, will address the graduates of the class of 2010. He will receive an honorary doctorate of law. In addition, Barbara Andress will receive an honorary doctorate of humanities. Andress is an internationally known music educator, author, clinician, and leading proponent of the importance of music in the lives of young people.
Degrees to be awarded include 11 certificates, 227 associates, 3,275 bachelor’s, 187 master’s and 22 doctorates of philosophy.
Students who fulfill graduation requirements in the summer may elect to walk through the May ceremony. A separate ceremony will be held in August for master’s and doctoral degree recipients.
Recognition ceremonies for each college and school, at which names of undergraduates will be read and they will receive their diploma covers, will be held Saturday and Sunday. Details are atwww.muohio.edu/commencement.
Commencement will be held rain or shine. However, if dangerous weather is predicted, information on the status of the ceremony will be broadcast on 88.5 FM and 91.7 FM.