View from the Hill: Ogden Foundation Scholar
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Friday, May 11th, 2018
The Iowa senior being recognized with WKU’s top undergraduate award made genocide the focus of her academic career early on. WKU's Amy Bingham introduces us to Ogden Foundation Scholar Lillian Nellans in the View from the Hill.
Nellans will be recognized Friday night (May 11) during WKU's 183rd Commencement at Houchens Industries-L.T. Stadium.
For the first time since May 2006, WKU’s spring ceremony will be conducted outdoors. Two new events will bookend the ceremony – the Topper Walk as WKU faculty and the Class of 2018 make their way from the Kentucky Museum into the stadium and the Big Red Bash on the WKU South Lawn as graduates celebrate with family and friends. The Topper Walk will begin at 5 p.m. followed by the Commencement ceremony and the Big Red Bash. For more about Friday night's ceremony and Saturday's special recognition ceremonies, visit https://www.wku.edu/commencement/schedule.php
WKU will confer degrees and certificates to 3,283 spring and summer graduates -- 144 associate, 2,184 bachelor’s, 702 master’s, 10 specialist, 27 doctor of physical therapy, nine doctor of education, 13 doctor of nursing practice and four doctor of psychology degrees and 95 undergraduate certificates and 95 graduate certificates.
Friday night's Commencement and Saturday's recognition ceremonies will be broadcast by WKU PBS and webcast on WKU YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/wkunews and on the WKU Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WKUNews/