WAYNE – Roughly 500 degrees are set to be conferred this weekend during two spring Wayne State College commencements.
According to a release from WSC, commencement ceremonies for graduate and undergraduate students will be Saturday, May 4 in the historic Willow Bowl, weather pending.
The graduate student ceremony will be at 9:30 a.m. with the undergraduate ceremony at 1 p.m.
This will be the first year that the college has held both ceremonies in the Willow Bowl. (If weather is an issue, ceremonies will be in the following locations: graduate ceremony in Ramsey Theatre and undergraduate ceremony in Rice Auditorium.)
Those students receiving their degrees include 381 undergraduates and 119 graduate students of the college’s Master of Science in Education, Master of Organizational Management, Master of Business Administration and Education Specialist programs.
The graduate ceremony will feature master’s candidate Trevor William Longe of Omaha delivering the invocation; John Chaney, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Nebraska State College System delivering greetings from the board and remarks by master’s candidate Allison Danyel Baker of Norfolk.
The undergraduate ceremony will feature bachelor’s candidate Andrea Kay Larson of Mediapolis, Iowa, delivering the invocation; John Chaney, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Nebraska State College System delivering greetings from the board along with a presentation of the State Nebraska Bank & Trust Teaching Excellence Award to Donald Buryanek, assistant professor of Technology and Applied Sciences, who is retiring this summer after 30 years at Wayne State. Dr. Jodi Kupper, vice chancellor for Academic Planning and Partnerships for the Nebraska State College System will provide remarks and there will be a a graduation address by bachelor’s candidate Andrey Robert Naidenoff of Lincoln.