Colleges and universities in Oklahoma gear up for graduation

As the spring semester draws to a close, colleges and universities across the Oklahoma City area are gearing up for commencement ceremonies.
by Silas Allen Modified: April 30, 2013 at 8:37 pm •  Published: April 30, 2013

OSU's Graduate College commencement will be at 7 p.m. Friday in Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett will speak at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City's commencement ceremony. OSU-Oklahoma City will hold its ceremony at 7 p.m. May 13 at State Fair Park.

The University of Central Oklahoma will hold four commencement ceremonies May 10-11 at Hamilton Fieldhouse in Edmond. Gov. Mary Fallin will speak at a ceremony for the College of Education and Professional Studies at 3 p.m. May 10. UCO President Don Betz will speak at a hooding ceremony for students in the Jackson College of Graduate Studies at 7 p.m. May 10.

A ceremony will be at 10 a.m. May 11 for students from the College of Business and College of Fine Arts and Design. A second ceremony for students from the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Math and Science will be at 2 p.m. May 11. Betz will speak at both ceremonies May 11.

Oklahoma higher education Chancellor Glen Johnson will speak at a commencement ceremony for Oklahoma City Community College at 7:30 p.m. May 17. OCCC's ceremony will be at Cox Convention Center.

Rose State College will hold a commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. May 10 at First Southern Baptist Church, 6400 S Sooner Road. The ceremony will feature remarks from college President Terry Britton.

Mid-America Christian University will hold its commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday at Crossings Community Church, 14600 N Portland Ave. The Rev. Marty Grubbs, pastor of Crossings Community Church, will be the commencement speaker.

Southern Nazarene University will hold a commencement ceremony for undergraduate students at 10 a.m. May 11 at the Sawyer Center. A ceremony for professional and graduate students will be at 2 p.m. in the Sawyer Center. The commencement speaker will be Oklahoma City attorney Myrna Latham.

by Silas Allen
General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter
Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri.
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