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Appalachian holds spring commencement ceremonies May 8 and 9

BOONE—Commencement ceremonies will be held May 8 and 9 at Appalachian State University.

The ceremony for the Reich College of Education will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 8, in the Holmes Convocation Center. Graduates and their guests will view a multi-media presentation.

The ceremony for the Cratis D. Williams Graduate School will follow at 12:30 p.m. A video highlighting the academic career of five graduates will be shown.

At 4:30 p.m., ceremonies begin for the Walker College of Business. The guest speaker will be Frankie Willis, co-owner and president of Trucks Inc., a trucking firm based in Jackson, Ga.

Ceremonies Sunday, May 9, begin at 9 a.m. in the Holmes Convocation Center for graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts. The guest speaker will be Richard Rose, Barter Theatre’s producing artistic director.

Graduates of the Hayes School of Music will participate in ceremonies beginning at 1 p.m. at Broyhill Music Center. The guest speaker will be Dr. Arthur Unsworth, former dean of the music school.

Graduates of University College and the College of Arts and Sciences will participate in ceremonies beginning at 4 p.m. in the Holmes Convocation Center. The guest speaker will be Phil Francis, superintendent of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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