Purdue University Northwest (PNW) honors its 2018 class of spring graduates with four Commencement Exercises on the Hammond and Westville campuses on May 4, 5 and 7.
Ceremonies will be held at PNW’s Hammond Campus in the Fitness & Recreation Center at 3 p.m., Friday, May 4 for graduates of the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences; at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 5 for the College of Business and College of Nursing; and at 3 p.m. for the College of Engineering and Sciences and College of Technology.
The fourth ceremony will take place at 3 p.m., Monday, May 7 at the Westville Campus, honoring degree candidates from each of PNW’s five degree-granting academic colleges, in the H.D. Kesling Gymnasium in the James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex.
Each graduation program will be streamed live here.
Two alumni will deliver the Commencement address. Donald L. Babcock (Class of 1977), director of economic development for Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO), will speak at the May 4 and May 7 ceremonies. Alexis Vazquez Dedelow (Class of 1994), Referee to the Lake Superior Court, Juvenile Division, will speak at the two ceremonies on May 5.
PNW Chancellor Thomas L. Keon will present a Chancellor’s Medallion to the graduating senior with the highest grade point average from each college. Other distinguished baccalaureate degree candidates also will be recognized.
1,091 prospective baccalaureate graduates
PNW’s 2018 spring graduating class is comprised of 179 master’s degree candidates, 1,091 prospective baccalaureate graduates and six others expected to receive associate degrees.
Reception to follow
A reception for graduates, family, friends, faculty and staff will follow each graduation program—May 4 and 5 at Hammond in Alumni Hall of the Student Union & Library and May 7 at Westville in the Dworkin Center Great Hall.