Murray State commencement slated for Saturday morning
Posted: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 6:00 pm
The Messenger 05.09.12
Murray (Ky.) State University’s May 2012 commencement ceremony will be held 10 a.m. Saturday in the CFSB Center and will begin with the presentation of colors by the Murray State Army ROTC Color Guard.
The processional will feature “Liberty Fanfare” and the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance.”
The mace bearer will be Steven Jones, the MSU Distinguished Professor and chair of the department of social work, criminal justice and gerontology.
Sooyeon Kim, the Outstanding Spring Graduate, will lead in candidates for degrees. Kim, who majored in pre-medicine/biology, will deliver the valediction. She is the daughter of Tae-Jo Kim and Joung-Ae Ea of Seoul, South Korea.
MSU President Randy J. Dunn will preside over the ceremony. About 1,363 undergraduate and graduate students are May 2012 degree candidates.
Music for commencement will be provided by the MSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dennis L. Johnson of MSU’s department of music. The alma mater will be led by Joseph Ryker, a senior music education major from Herrin, Ill.
Faculty marshals are Richard Dougherty, Dwayne Driskill, David Kraemer, David Fender, Robert Lyons, Ginny Richerson and Michael Kemp.
The faculty will be led in by the recipients of the Regents Teaching Awards for Excellence — Larry Guin, Brenda Wilson, Lynn Patterson, Barbara Cobb, Paula Waddill, Daniel Johnson, Iin Handayani and Barbara Kearney. They will be joined by Distinguished Faculty Researcher William Mulligan, University Distinguished Mentor Bommanna Loganathan, University Emerging Scholar Michael Flinn and Faculty Adviser of the Year Sue Sroda.
Also marching in with the faculty will be Presidential Research Fellows Maeve McCarthy and Paul Walker and Max Carman Professor Stephen Lacewell.
Stage decorations are being provided by the MSU Horticulture Club.
Ample general guest parking is available in the Stewart Stadium parking lot, east of the CFSB Center, off of Highway 641. Shuttle buses will be available to transport guests from the parking lot to the front doors of the CFSB Center beginning at 8 a.m. Buses will also be available until 1:30 p.m. to transport guests from the CFSB Center back to the parking lot.
The event will be streamed online for those who cannot attend at www.ustream.tv/channel/msu-commencement.