Commencement Ceremony Planned for Dec. 15

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University officials are expecting more than 1,200 candidates for graduation this December.  WSU will award degrees and institutional certificates Dec. 15 during its 128th commencement ceremony at the Dee Events Center.

The commencement exercises will begin at 1 p.m. Unlike the university’s spring commencement, when individual convocations are held separately from the main program, WSU’s business school and six academic colleges will confer all degrees and certificates during this one inclusive ceremony. 

“Putting Students Through,” a program honoring parents, spouses and friends of graduates will precede the ceremony at 9 a.m. in the Val A. Browning Center Allred Theater.

WSU began holding winter commencement in 1996 because of the closure of the Val A. Browning Center for major renovations.  In 1999, the university’s Board of Trustees decided to make the semi-annual ceremony a permanent event.

H. Raymond “Ray” Bingham, a WSU alumnus who has served as CEO and high-ranking executive for several businesses, ranging from high tech to chemical engineering to real estate development, will deliver the keynote commencement address and will be awarded an honorary degree. The student graduate speaker will be Lori Kuczmanski, who is earning her degree in communication with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in business systems technologies with an emphasis in multimedia.

The program will be rebroadcast on UEN-TV (Channel 9) Dec. 22 at 7 p.m.

ASL services will be available in seating section S at the base of portal 17.

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John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
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Marsha Richter, special project coordinator for the university
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