December 02, 2005

Commencement ceremonies set for Dec. 17

by Tom Woolf

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale will host fall commencement ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at the SIU Arena.

There are 3,438 candidates for degrees, including: 2,650 candidates for undergraduate degrees, 13 candidates for law degrees, 676 candidates for master's degrees and 99 doctoral candidates.

SIUC Chancellor Walter V. Wendler will welcome graduates, families and friends and confer degrees at both ceremonies.

The morning ceremony will include ceremonies for students in the following colleges: Agricultural Sciences, Applied Sciences and Arts, Business and Administration, Education and Human Services, and Engineering. The afternoon ceremony includes students earning degrees from the Graduate School, School of Law and the colleges of Science, Liberal Arts, and Mass Communications and Media Arts.

Sheri Hunter of Carterville, president of the SIU Alumni Association, will speak during the morning ceremony, and Doris Rottschalk of Du Quoin, president-elect of the Association, will speak at the afternoon ceremony.