Graduate commencement, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, will open Plymouth State University’s annual commencement season. The ceremony will take place in Foley Gym at the PE Center off Holderness Road. The following degrees will be awarded: 178 master’s of education, 40 master’s of business administration and 20 certificate’s of advanced graduate studies in education.
Additionally, two faculty members will be honored with the 2004 Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award, one each for business and education. Charlie Marston ’64G will also be recognized for the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree presented him earlier this year. He was recognized for his service to Plymouth State as a former trustee, and for being a great public servant of education.
Spring Convocation Celebrates Student Achievement
The annual Spring Convocation ceremony will recognize 85 students, graduating seniors and underclassmen, with awards and scholarships. The ceremony is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Friday, May 21 in Foley Gym at the PE Center.
Olympic Gold Medalist Dan Jansen to Deliver Undergraduate Commencement Address
A message of determination and perseverance is expected from Olympic Gold Medalist Dan Jansen during his commencement address to the 634 graduates receiving their degrees on Saturday, May 22. Jansen, a speed skater, participated in four Winter Olympic games, winning gold and setting a new world record in the men’s 1000 meters, at Lillehammer, Norway in 1994.
The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and will be held, weather permitting, at Currier Field located behind the PE Center off Holderness Rd. in Holderness. Prior to the graduates receiving their diplomas, the 2004 Distinguished Teaching Award will be presented to a Plymouth State faculty member. Also, an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters will be bestowed upon Richard E. Wylie ’63 for his dedication and numerous contributions to the field of education.