WKU in Owensboro Announces New Date for Spring 2020 Graduand Ceremony
Owensboro, KY – After having to postpone WKU Class of 2020 celebrations due to COVID-19 concerns, WKU in Owensboro has set a new date for Graduand, the pre-commencement ceremony for students who have completed at least one-fourth of their degree in Owensboro.
Graduand 2020 will tentatively take place on Thursday, September 17 at 6:00 p.m. at RiverPark Center. The date coincides with WKU Commencement activities on The Hill, which are slated for September 18-20.
“Although this has been an unusual year, we want graduates to receive the recognition they deserve for their hard work. Graduand will just be a bit later than we would typically host it,” said Judy Rouse who has coordinated graduation events for WKU in Owensboro since 2011.
According to Rouse, the date is tentative, but they are hopeful that public gatherings will be allowed by then.
“We want the entire community to help us celebrate our graduates and recognize their achievements,” Rouse said.
During Graduand, a student selected from their class will address attendees, and faculty will recognize students from each of their academic departments.
Graduand 2020 is listed on the WKU in Owensboro Facebook event page. Information will be updated as details are completed.