Includes 981 bachelor’s degrees
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Dec. 1, 2015) — Western Kentucky University will confer degrees to 1,425 graduates—65 associate, 981 bachelor’s, 339 master’s, 13 doctoral and 27 certificates—in two ceremonies during its Fall 2015 Commencement on Dec. 12 at Diddle Arena.
The 9:30 a.m. ceremony will include graduate and undergraduate degree candidates in the Gordon Ford College of Business, College of Health and Human Services and University College.
The 2 p.m. ceremony will include graduate and undergraduate degree candidates in the Potter College of Arts & Letters, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences and Ogden College of Science and Engineering.
At the afternoon ceremony, Jessica Brumley, a Literature and English for Secondary Education major from Lawrenceburg, will be recognized as the Ogden Foundation Scholar. The award, WKU’s top academic honor, is presented to one graduating baccalaureate degree senior who has demonstrated exceptional academic achievement and outstanding university and civic engagement.
WKU President Gary Ransdell will deliver remarks at both ceremonies. The ceremonies will include the parade of U.S. and international flags, recognition of honor graduates and the commissioning of five Army ROTC cadets as second lieutenants. Each graduate also will be given a Class of 2015 WKU red towel to wave at the end of the ceremony. Graduates of WKU’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership will be recognized at the afternoon ceremony.