The Kansas State University Graduate School commencement ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 in Bramlage Coliseum. The university will award nearly 300 master’s and 90 doctoral degrees.
Orlando Taylor, president of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, D.C., campus, will be the commencement speaker. Recognized by many as a national leader in graduate education, Taylor has been a particularly vigorous advocate and spokesman on topics and issues relating to access and equity in higher education and relating to preparing the next generation of college and university faculty.
Several graduate faculty members will also be honored for their contributions to research and graduate education at Kansas State University. James Edgar, professor of chemical engineering; Stephen Higgs, professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology; Ryszard Jankowiak, professor of chemistry; Philip Nel, professor of English; and Mike Tokach, professor of animal sciences and industry, will be recognized as University Distinguished Professors. Daniel Higgins, professor of chemistry, and Bhadriraju Subramanyam, professor of grain science and industry, will be recognized as Commerce Bank Distinguished Graduate Faculty.
A webcast of the commencement ceremony will be streamed live at http://www.k-state.edu/graduation/.
A virtual commencement ceremony is available at http://dce.k-state.edu/students/commencement/ for distance education students unable to attend their commencement ceremony in person. The website will include a listing of students earning degrees through distance education, a place for family and friends to post congratulatory messages and other commencement-related offerings.