Southern Arkansas University will honor 291 fall 2021 graduates at two launch ceremonies on Friday, December 10 at Wilkins Stadium.
A ceremony honoring associate applicants and bachelor’s degree applicants will begin at 10:00 a.m., with the ceremony honoring graduate (master’s) applicants starting at 2:00 p.m. In addition, the Department of Nursing will be hosting a pinning ceremony for all Grand Hall nursing graduates of the W. Reynolds Center at 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Jennifer Logan, Professor of Economics and Honorary Professor at SAU 2021, will deliver the Fall 2021 opening speech. Dr. Logan is Director of the Center for Economic Education, an affiliate of Economics Arkansas, and plays a key role in the training and curriculum of K-12 teachers for economic education. Dr Logan has created many lesson plans and interactive tools for teaching economics through literacy, using popular stories such as Charlie and the chocolate factory and The maze Runner.
Customers are encouraged to follow recommended public health protocols by practicing social distancing and staying home in the event of illness. The outdoor venue allows SAU to celebrate its students without restricting the number of guests who can attend, and tickets are not required. Face masks are not required for UAS installations, but customers who require additional protection are encouraged to use face covers. For those who wish to attend virtually, the launch ceremonies will be webcast live on the SAU Facebook page.
“We are truly delighted to celebrate this day with our graduates and their families,” said SAU President Dr Trey Berry. “Watching our students graduate at these graduation ceremonies reminds all of us of what is possible when we continue to have hope and pursue our dreams. “
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