HSU Celebrates 2,200 Grads at May 12 Commencement
Humboldt State University will host its 2012 Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 12, in Redwood Bowl. An estimated 2,200 graduates from HSU’s three colleges are eligible to participate and President Rollin Richmond will preside.
Honorees will include three Outstanding Students of the Year: Jahnna C. Morehouse, a Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies major in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Nicole C. Umayam, an English, French & Francophone Studies major, also in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; and Chyna Balonick, a Kinesiology major in the College of Professional Studies.
This year’s Commencement keynote speaker is Bryan Kelly, President of the HSU chapter of Associated Students. His topic is “Making a Difference” and the unique qualities of Humboldt State that equip graduates to engage in the world and have an impact.
The Commencement schedule ‘rain or shine’ is: 8:30 a.m. – College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Noon – College of Natural Resources and Sciences; 3:30 p.m. – College of Professional Studies.
At the conclusion of each ceremony, a general reception will be held in the Quad below the Bell Tower. The academic departments will hold receptions of their own at various locations, which will be listed at the back of the free Commencement program, accompanied by a campus map.
Commencement 2012 will continue the “Greening Up Graduation” initiative begun in 2010 to reduce the number of single-use bottles, while also minimizing use of disposable coffee cups.
Redwood Bowl will be equipped with water stations to refill reusable water bottles and vendors will be selling discounted water canteens.
HSU Alumni Office staff will be selling Commencement memorabilia.
All attendees are urged to arrive early for their respective ceremonies. Continuous shuttle service will be available from Parking Lot FS9 (Harpst and Rossow Streets) and Lots G14 and G15 (14th & Union) for transport to Redwood Bowl. Disabled parking will be available to those with proper license plates and placards, also in lot FS9, which adjoins the Student Business Services Building at the Harpst/Rossow intersection.
Details are posted at http://www.humboldt.edu/commencement/.