Barbara Gayle, vice president for
academic affairs, will serve as Master of Ceremonies, and Tony Becker, a
management major from Rushford, Minn., will give the student address. Kathy
Duerwachter ’10, Viterbo director of alumni relations, will give the alumni
welcome. President Rick Artman will confer the degrees and Kent Handel,
Chair of the Board of Trustees, will provide the congratulatory remarks. Keith
Knutson, chair of the faculty council, and Sue Batell, dean of the School of
Education, will present the candidates. The diplomas will be awarded by
President Artman and Handel. Alissa Oelfke, director of the Center for Adult
Learning, will provide the invocation and Fr. Conrad Targonski, OFM, will give
All faculty and employees are invited to
participate. Faculty and other participants should line up in the lower level
north side hallway (through the lobby and to the right, and down the stairs;
looks for the signs) no later than 1:40 p.m. There will not be secure storage
for personal items.
The same tips for graduates also apply to
wearing the faculty regalia—gowns should be pressed and worn with dark slacks
or hosiery and dark shoes, caps should be worn level (not tipped back), no
jewelry or other adornments should be worn with the gowns, and faculty tassels
are worn on the left side.
After the ceremony, the faculty will be led
out after the stage party. The marshals will stop the faculty to form two lines
along the edges of the aisle, so the graduates can pass between them as
they exit. Faculty members are encouraged to applaud the graduates as they
A Baccalaureate Mass will be held that
morning at 11 a.m. in Mary of the Angels Chapel at St. Rose Convent. Fr.
Targonski will preside at the liturgy.
The nursing pinning ceremony will be
held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 10 in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre. The BSN
Completion program pinning ceremony will be held at 8:30 a.m. May 11 in the
Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. A ceremony in which master’s degree candidates
receive their academic hoods will be held at 9:45 a.m. May 11 in the Fine Arts
Center Main Theatre.