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WVU to hold December commencement exercises Dec. 15


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WHAT: More than 2,600 West Virginia University students are expected to graduate in two ceremonies.

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

WHERE: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown Campus

WHO: WVU President Gordon Gee will deliver welcome remarks during the 10 a.m. ceremony. Dr. Judie Charlton, chief medical officer and professor in the School of Medicine, will present the keynote address.

Jack Furst, a distinguished private equity investor and adjunct professor at The University of North Texas, will be awarded a presidential honorary degree during the 2 p.m. ceremony. Furst will deliver the keynote address. He is a Distinguished Eagle Scout and an executive board member and officer of Boy Scouts of America (National Council).

Gee will welcome graduates and guests and present a second presidential honorary degree to Donald Hoylman, founder of Industrial Resources, Inc. of Fairmont.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Joyce McConnell will present the degree candidates at the morning and afternoon ceremonies.

John Chambers College of Business and Economics and Eberly College of Arts and Sciences students will graduate at the 2 p.m. ceremony. Students from all other colleges and schools will graduate at 10 a.m.

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Parking: Parking is free at the WVU Coliseum; overflow lots are available behind the Creative Arts Center.

Media: Media coverage is encouraged. Videographers and photographers should identify themselves and show the proper media credentials when they arrive at the Coliseum. A section of media seating will be available.

Lisa Martin, special events coordinator, will be on-site and available to assist media at 304.293.8021 or

Questions prior to Commencement may be directed to University Relations/Communications at 304.293.6997.



CONTACT: University Relations/Communications

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