Hats off to the more than 500 candidates for graduation at Emporia State University on Dec. 12. Undergraduates will receive their degrees during baccalaureate ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. at White Auditorium, 111 E. Sixth Ave. At 2 p.m., graduate students will be hooded at Albert Taylor Hall in Plumb Hall on the Emporia State campus.
Students from this area who are candidates for degrees are:
Paige Nicole Johnston of Gardner, Kan., Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a concentration in Microbial And Cellular Biology.
Kayla Lee Wimmer of Gardner, Kan., with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology with a minor in Rehabilitation Services Educ
Alex Matthew Winkler of Gardner, Kan., Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Education degree in Social Sciences
Kaylan Mae Collins of Spring Hill, Kan., with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Resource Studies
Joanne Kaechele of Spring Hill, Kan., with a Master of Science degree in Special Education with a concentration in Teaching Of Gifted.
Erin Nichole Kuchar of Spring Hill, Kan., with a Master of Science degree in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Curriculum Lead Concentration/Prek-12.
Amy Elizabeth Marcum of Spring Hill, Kan., with a Master of Science degree in School Counseling .
Michelle I. Swanson of Spring Hill, Kan., with a Master of Science degree in Special Education with a concentration in Adaptive Special Education.
Kansas Regent Zoe Newton of Sedan will give remarks during both ceremonies. Dr. James Persinger, psychology professor and 2015 Roe R. Cross Distinguished Professor will address the undergraduates.
For those unable to attend, both ceremonies will be streamed on the Internet live. The link for the live stream as well as other information can be found online at www.emporia.edu/commencement.