Miami will present 845 diplomas at its fall commencement at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, in Millett Hall. President David Hodge will preside over the ceremony for the first time.
Judith de Luce, chair and professor of classics, will be the featured speaker. A member of Miami's faculty for 32 years, this fall she was named the 2006-2007 Effective Educator. De Luce's research interests include aging in the ancient world, women's studies and technology in the classroom. She has a bachelor's degree in Latin from Colby College and a master's in Latin and a doctorate in classics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Michael Janeway (Miami '78), president of the Miami University Alumni Association, will present brief remarks.
The winner of the E. Phillips Knox Teaching Award, given annually to a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence and innovation in teaching at the undergraduate level, will be announced.
Organist Roderick E. Nimtz, senior director of administration at Miami Middletown, will present the music.
Conferral of diplomas will include 66 associate's, 664 bachelor's, 103 master's, eight doctorates and four specialists in education.