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OUS graduate recognition ceremony on Thursday

Ohio University Southern will recognize 158 students in the spring graduate recognition ceremony at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

The recognition activities will be held in the Shafer Courtyard, located near the Riffe Center at the Ironton Campus.

The students have completed their studies and will soon earn their degrees from Ohio University. Among the Southern Campus students to be recognized are 66 students earning associate degrees; 91 students earning bachelor degrees; and 5 students earning master’s degrees.

The ceremony will be convened by Tyler Walters, chair of the Southern Campus Coordinating Council.

Student Elijah Hamilton, banner carrier for the ceremony, will lead the invocation and pledge to the flag.

The National Anthem will be presented by degree candidate, Ivy Whaley.

Nicole Pennington, dean of the Southern Campus, will preside over the ceremony, which will include recognition of graduates and the naming of the 2018 Dr. Dan Evans Alumni Leadership Award.

Lawrence County Court of Common Pleas Judge Andrew P. Ballard will be the keynote speaker and will offer the charge to the graduates.

A reception for the degree candidates and their families will take place immediately following the ceremony in the Shafer Courtyard.