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Dan Carter, University Relations, 657-2269

April 29, 2009

MSU Billings colleges plan year-end ceremonies, convocations

MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — Five colleges at MSU Billings will host individual convocations on Friday, May 1, recognizing students for academic achievement and service within their major fields of study.

Undergraduates who will be graduating with honors during the MSU Billings Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 2, at 10 a.m., at MetraPark, will receive their Honor Cords during their college’s convocation ceremony.

Convocation for the MSU Billings College of Technology will be on Friday, May 1, at 8 a.m. in the College of Technology’s new Health Sciences Building, with a welcome by Dean John Cech and special remarks by Mr. David Irion, executive director of the St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation. The College of Technology will confer 226 degrees during the Commencement ceremony on May 2.

Convocation for the MSU Billings College of Allied Health Professions will be on Friday, May 1, at 10:30 a.m., in Cisel Recital Hall, with a welcome by Dr. Diane Duin, interim dean of the College of Allied Health Professions. The College of Allied Health Professions will confer 98 degrees during the Commencement ceremony on May 2.

Convocation for the MSU Billings College of Business will be on Friday, May 1, at noon in Cisel Recital Hall, with a welcome by Mr. Michael Campbell, Department Chair and professor of accounting. The College of Business will confer 126 degrees during the Commencement ceremony on May 2.

Convocation for the MSU Billings College of Arts and Sciences will be on Friday, May 1, at 2 p.m., in Petro Theatre, with a welcome by Dr. Tasneem Khaleel, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and a keynote address by Dr. Kris Cunningham, an alumnus of MSU Billings. The College of Arts and Sciences will confer 281 degrees during the Commencement ceremony on May 2.

Convocation for the MSU Billings College of Education will be on Friday, May 1, at 4:30 p.m., in Petro Theatre, with a welcome by Dr. Mary Susan Fishbaugh, interim dean of the College of Education.  The College of Education will confer 141 degrees during the Commencement ceremony on May 2.

For more information about the five MSU Billings Convocations, or the Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 2, call the University Relations Office at 657-2266.


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