Class of 764 to be Honored at Purdue Calumet Graduation Thursday

PurdueLogoPurdue University Calumet will honor a fall graduating class of 764 students during two Commencement Exercises at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Thursday (12/18) in the university’s Fitness & Recreation Center.

459 participants in 2 programs
Some 459 baccalaureate and master’s degree graduation candidates are expected to participate in the two ceremonies—269 during the morning from the university’s Colleges of Business; Liberal Arts and Social Sciences; and Technology, and 190 in the afternoon representing the Colleges of Education; Nursing; and Engineering, Mathematics & Science.

Chris White, publisher of The Northwest Indiana Times, will deliver the Commencement address at both ceremonies.

609 baccalaureate, 155 master’s degrees
Overall, fall graduates are on track to earn 609 baccalaureate degrees and 155 master’s degrees, subject to satisfactory completion of course work this week. A member of the Purdue University Board of Trustees will be present to confer degrees.

Purdue Calumet Chancellor Thomas L. Keon will present a Chancellor’s Medallion to the graduating senior with the top grade point average in each of the university’s six academic colleges. Other distinguished baccalaureate degree candidates also will be recognized.

Reception to follow
A reception will follow each graduation program in Alumni Hall of the Student Union & Library. This class increases to more than 51,000 the number of degrees awarded at Purdue Calumet.