(COLUMBUS) – Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus will confer 297 degrees at the 49th annual commencement celebration on Saturday, May 11 at 3 p.m. at Columbus East High School.
The Class of 2019 includes students receiving Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees in business, business administration, education, nursing, general studies, communication studies, criminal justice, English, sociology, mechanical engineering, biology, psychology, and mental health counseling. The total includes 74 graduates from December and 223 May or August graduates. This year marks the first commencement in which degrees in sociology and criminal justice will be conferred by IUPUC. Both of those degree programs were approved in 2018.
Student speakers include Seth A. Sharpe, President of the Student Government Activities Board who will give the welcoming address, and Megan A. Mills who will give Chancellor’s Scholar address.
The keynote speaker for the ceremony is Columbus business executive Tom Harmon. Harmon is an entrepreneur who is dedicated to the success of his businesses as well as to the people who are around him. He simultaneously serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Harmon Steel, Chief Executive Officer of Taylor Bros. Construction Co., and President of Harmon Construction. This group of companies is known as the Harmon Group. Harmon has served on many professional and not-for-profit boards, including being chairman of the Indiana Construction Association, president of the Columbus Area Multi-Ethnic Association, and on the board of advisors for IUPUC.
The commencement ceremony is free and open to the public. Free parking is available on the Columbus East High School Campus.
For more information, go to https://graduation.iupuc.edu.