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 www.WVUT.org.
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,
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 www.vinu.edu.
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