ATHENS, WV (WOAY)- Concord University will hold its 143rd Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 5, 2018 in the main gym of the Leslie R. and Ruby Webb Carter Center.
Two ceremonies will be held to accommodate the number of graduates and their families and guests. A morning ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and an afternoon ceremony is planned for 2 p.m.
Concord’s registrar’s office reports that 81 graduate candidates have applied for graduation along with 254 undergraduate candidates. Among the graduates are 107 individuals who will graduate with honors. The class includes 12 veterans.
Candidates for graduation will participate in a ceremony based on their fields of study. The morning ceremony will include candidates for Master of Education, Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Social Work. Undergraduate candidates from the Department of Business and Recreation and Tourism Management,Department of Education, Department of Social Work and Sociology and the Department of Communication Arts and Media will also participate in the morning ceremony.
Participating in the afternoon ceremony will be candidates for Master of Arts in Health Promotion and undergraduate candidates from the Department of Fine Arts, Department of Humanities, Department of Social Sciences, Department of Biology, Department of Physical Sciences, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and Department of Health, Physical Education and Athletic Training. Also participating in the afternoon ceremony will be undergraduate candidates in Interdisciplinary Studies and the Regents Bachelor of Arts program.
In addition to candidates for graduation from West Virginia, candidates from out-of-state represent: Virginia, Washington, Texas, Nevada, South Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Georgia, Florida, California, North Carolina, and New York.
International graduates represent: China, Turkey, Liberia, Nigeria, England, Canada, Venezuela, Japan, Bahamas, Brazil, Mali, and Tunisia.
For those who cannot attend the ceremony, Concord will provide a live-stream online. Log on to Concord’s website, www.concord.edu, the day of the event, then click on the graphic on the main page.