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WVU to hold December commencement exercises Dec. 21

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More than 2,600 West Virginia University students are expected to graduate in two ceremonies at the Coliseum Saturday, Dec. 21. WVU Photo/Brian Persinger

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

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 21 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

WHERE: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown Campus

WHO: Dr. Patrice Harris, the first African American woman to become the president of the American Medical Association, will deliver the keynote address and be awarded a presidential honorary degree during the 2 p.m. ceremony.

Nesha Sanghavi, the owner and president of women’s collegiate brands UG Apparel and chicka-d, will be the featured speaker during the 10 a.m. ceremony.

Read more about these two WVU alumni and find photos at WVUToday.

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

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

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Note: A clear bag policy will be in effect during Commencement exercises.

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

Media: Media coverage is encouraged. Videographers, photographers and reporters should enter the Coliseum at the Country Roads gate and must identify themselves and show the proper media credentials upon arrival. A section of media seating will be available inside the Coliseum.



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