Fall Commencement Dec. 13 Features Two Ceremonies
EKU will recognize 1,022 degree candidates at its annual Fall Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 13.
The morning ceremony, at 10 a.m., will honor candidates from the Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Business & Technology. The afternoon ceremony, at 3 p.m., will recognize candidates from the Colleges of Education, Health Sciences, and Justice & Safety. Both ceremonies will be held in Alumni Coliseum and are open to the public.
The honorees include 735 bachelorís degree candidates, 175 masterís degree candidates and 112 associate degree candidates.
Dustan McCoy of Knoxville, Tenn., president of the Brunswick Boat Group, will speak and receive an honorary doctor of laws degree in the morning ceremony.
With Brunswick, McCoy heads the largest boat manufacturing, marketing and sales organization in the world. He joined the Brunswick Corporation in 1999 as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, and was named Boat Group president a year later.
A 1972 EKU grad, McCoy serves as chair of the EKU Foundation Board and also has served on the EKUBusiness Advisory Board.
Col. P.K. Keen, assistant commander of the U.S. Armyís 7th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colo., will speak and receive an honorary doctor of humanities degree in the afternoon ceremony.
Keen, who received a baccalaureate degree in mathematics and an Army commission at Eastern, has enjoyed a distinguished 28-year military career that has taken him to all corners of the globe in service to his country. He has led U.S. operations in Haiti, Iraq, Panama and Grenada, and commanded the 75th Ranger Regiment, the Armyís largest direct action special operations force. His numerous military awards include the Bronze Star.
Speaking as representatives of their graduating class will be Scott J. Stephens, an English major from Greenup, and Rotasha Ford, an associate degree nursing major from Richmond.