VU Mid-Year Commencement is Saturday

VU Mid-Year Commencement is Saturday

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December 03, 2018

December 3, 2018 / VU Mid-Year Commencement is Saturday

VINCENNES, Ind. - Vincennes University’s Mid-Year Commencement exercises will be Dec. 8, 11 a.m. (EST), at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center. The ceremony will be streamed live at

Dr. Laura Treanor, provost and vice president of Instructional Services, will preside and Chad Beaman, president of the Faculty Senate, will convene the ceremony. VU President Chuck Johnson will address the graduates. Presenting the diplomas will be College Deans Anna Miller, College of Business and Public Service; Jana Vieck, College of Health Sciences and Human Performance; Ty Freed, College of Technology; Curt Coffman, College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics; and Dr. Cynthia Ragle, Social Science, Performing Arts, and Communication.

Taja Dvidson, assistant provost of Student Affairs and dean of students, will provide the welcome and Savannah Linenburg, interim director of Alumni, will induct the graduates into the Alumni Association. Presenting Academic Honors will be Joan Puckett, dean of the College of Humanities. Rick Cox, assistant director of Student Activities, will present the Blue and Gold Cord Awards.

Bryce Mattox, president of the Student Government Association, will present the opening and closing statements and Miss VU 2018 Evelyn Crowley will lead the singing of the National Anthem and the VU Alma Mater. The VU Campus Police Cadet Honor Guard will present and retire the Colors.

VINCENNES UNIVERSITY - Indiana’s First College

VU is state-supported with campuses in Vincennes and Jasper and additional sites such as Indianapolis, Lebanon, and Gibson County. A leader in developing Early Colleges statewide, VU also offers instruction at military sites throughout the nation.

In addition to offering a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, VU also offers bachelor’s degree programs in technology, homeland security, nursing, secondary education programs in mathematics and science, and special education/elementary education.

VU enrolls students from throughout Indiana, 35 other states, and 17 countries. Tuition and fees are the lowest among Indiana campuses with residence halls. VU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Founded in 1801, VU is Indiana’s first college and is the only college in the nation founded by an individual who would later become President of the United States. William Henry Harrison, the ninth U.S. President, founded VU while serving as governor of the Indiana Territory. More information is available at

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