NKU’s spring commencement honors 1,500 graduates

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (May 7, 2018) — Northern Kentucky University graduated more than 1,500 students at its Spring Commencement on Sunday, May 6, at BB&T Arena.

The Haile/US Bank College of Business, the College of Health Professions and the College of Informatics held their commencement ceremony at 11 a.m. Graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education and Human Services held their ceremony at 4 p.m.

Thousands of people filled BB&T Arena to celebrate the students’ achievements and the culmination of an important chapter in their lives.

“Commencement is one of my favorite times here at NKU because it provides a validation of the work we do in the form of the success of our students as they graduate and move on from here. On behalf of the entire university, I congratulate our graduates and am proud to spend this special day with them, their families and their friends,” said Gerard St. Amand, NKU interim president.

Sunday morning’s ceremony awarded nearly 700 degrees to graduates. Catherine Schwegman addressed her fellow graduates as the student speaker. Schwegman graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the College of Informatics and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from the College of Arts and Sciences. Doctor of Education honorary degrees were awarded to longtime NKU supporter and active community leader Ellen Rieveschl and to Interim President Gerard St. Amand.

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