UE Commencement Set for May 10

Posted: Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Approximately 583 degrees will be bestowed upon 568 University of Evansville students during UE’s 156th annual Commencement Exercises, May 10, at 1:30 p.m., at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana. This year’s senior keynote address will be delivered by UE senior William McClure, a history major and legal studies minor.

In 2012, the University established a new tradition of selecting a senior to deliver the keynote address at spring commencement, instead of a speaker from outside campus. The process of selecting the student speaker is competitive. All graduating seniors in good standing at UE are eligible to be considered.

McClure, a resident of Bloomington, Illinois, is involved with Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity at the University. He is a volunteer with College Mentors for Kids at UE. He received the Edward N. Tihen Research Grant from the Kansas Historical Foundation and was a panelist at the Phi Alpha Theta Biennial National Conference. McClure has presented historical research at multiple national conferences and is active in a variety of honor societies. He will be volunteering with AmeriCorps after graduation with plans of attending law school following his term of service.

During the ceremony, UE Trustee Melvin M. Peterson will be presented with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. The Outstanding Senior Service Awards will also be presented during Commencement.

For those who cannot attend Commencement in person, a video of the ceremony will stream live online at www.evansville.edu/commencement/live.cfm. The recorded video will be posted on this page the week after Commencement.

For more information regarding UE’s Commencement, call the Office of University Relations at 812-488-2236.

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