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Manchester graduation ceremony announced

BY Staff Reports - news@wabashplaindealer.com

NORTH MANCHESTER — Manchester University Commencement ceremonies are Saturday, May 18 on the North Manchester campus.

Baccalaureate is 6 p.m. May 17 in Cordier Auditorium. The nondenominational service honors the graduating class. The reflective event focuses on the students’ personal growth and achievement.

A reception follows at 7 p.m. at Haist Commons in the Jo Young Switzer Center. All graduates and their guests are invited.

Graduate and Professional Commencement Exercises are at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18 in Cordier Auditorium. Doors open at 9 a.m. 65 pharmacy doctoral, eight pharmacogenomics master’s and one athletic training master’s candidates are expected to receive degrees.

Lunch is available for purchase between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., with a buffet in Haist Commons. Coffee and a la carte items are available at Sisters Café in the Academic Center between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Undergraduate Commencement is 2 p.m. May 18 in the Physical Education and Recreation Center (PERC), with an expected 262 bachelor’s candidates. Doors open at 1 p.m.

Paul Hoover, a 1968 Manchester graduate who went on to share his gifts with others as a poet, novelist, teacher and editor, will be awarded an honorary doctorate at the afternoon Commencement.

Immediately after Undergraduate Commencement, faculty will applaud graduates outdoors on their way to an outdoor reception between the PERC and athletic fields. Guests are invited to join the graduates for light refreshments. In case of rain, the reception is in Haist Commons.

Facilities for both Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies are fully accessible. Those needing special seating should call 260-982-5050.

Professional photographers will record Commencement and take individual photographs of students receiving their diplomas. Information on these individual photos will be sent to students’ families. Personal photography during the ceremonies is strongly discouraged.

Online video streaming is available for those who cannot attend the ceremonies, and overflow viewing rooms will be available on campus, should the need arise.

For more information, visit www.manchester.edu/commencement.