Toppers ready for spring 2018 commencement

By Emily Salvatori, Editor
The 2018 Spring Commencement ceremony will be held tomorrow on May 12 in the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex (ASRC). Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and the ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Tickets are not required to enter, but since there are a large number of graduates, they are asked to limit the number of guests to five. 

During this ceremony, both undergraduate and graduate students will be honored. 370 students are expected to graduate. 
Lisa L. Allen, CEO of the Ziegenfelder Company, will deliver the Spring 2018 commencement address.
West Liberty University President Dr. Stephen Greiner will conduct the ceremony and will present Allen with an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree.
Greiner said, “Our graduates are fortunate to have this opportunity to hear from Lisa, a Wheeling leader who is making a real difference in her business and in our community. As an entrepreneur she understands working hard and her methods have gained her national and statewide attention. We are honored to have Lisa as our Commencement speaker.” 
The graduating student speaker is Abigail Reeves. Reeves is an English Education major from Wheeling, W. Va. She has also recently been named English Education Major of the Year.
Students with the highest GPA from their respective colleges will carry their college banner. This year the banner carriers will be Shane Powell from the College of Arts and Communication, Susan Smith from the College of Sciences, Cory Hoshor from the West College of Business, Shelby Sands and Samantha Smith from the College of Education, Rose Archey from the College of Liberal Arts and Jack Benedett from the School of Professional Studies.
A reception for graduates and guests will be held in the College Union immediately following the ceremony.
Graduating students will need to report to their designated area at 10:15 a.m. the day of the ceremony.
Parking will be available for graduates and guests behind the ASRC.
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