Winter Commencement Planned For Friday, No Guests Allowed

Winter Commencement Planned For Friday, No Guests Allowed
Courtesy of WSC.

WAYNE – Summer of 2020 and Fall of 2020 graduates and undergraduates of Wayne State College will be recognized Friday.

According to a release from WSC, the ceremony will be livestreamed for public viewing on Friday, November 20 at 7 p.m. from Rice Auditorium on the campus of Wayne State College.

Due to the state’s Directed Health Measures (DHMs), which took effect on Wednesday, November 11, no guests will be permitted at the commencement ceremony.

A total of 236 degrees will be conferred. Those students expected to receive their degrees pending completion of all the requirements for the degrees include 164 undergraduates and 72 graduate students of the college’s Master of Science in Education, Master of Organizational Management, Master of Business Administration and Education Specialist programs.

College officials are asking graduates and WSC personnel if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms of a cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fever or chills; muscle or body aches; vomiting or diarrhea and new loss of taste or smell to not attend. The WSC masks or a solid black mask should be worn correctly by graduates (over your mouth and nose, according to CDC guidelines).

Again, no tickets will be accepted for admission to this event as no guests are allowed. Tickets previously sent for graduates are now void and cannot be used.

President of the college, Dr. Marysz Rames will provide a welcome and invocation followed by a greeting from the board by Mr. Carter “Cap” Peterson, Trustee of the Nebraska State College System. The Alumni Achievement Award will be presented to Mr. Byron Schafersman, a 2004 WSC graduate.

Student speakers will also address the graduates prior to the presentation of candidates for degree by Mr. Steven Elliot, Vice President for Academic Affairs.

One of the speakers will be Meg Osnes of Wayne who’ll deliver a commencement address. Osnes is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Music with an emphasis in Music Industry and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish. She is the daughter of Thomas and Julie Osnes of Wayne. Meg Osnes plans to teach English in Costa Rica for a while after graduation.

Find the complete Wayne State College Winter 2020 Commencement information by visiting