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December 2019 Commencement Schedule

Friday, December 13th

10:00 a.m. - Nursing Convocation in Wilson Hall Auditorium

12:00-2:00 p.m. - Honors College Medallion Ceremony in Festival Highlands Room

2:00 p.m. - Army ROTC Commissioning in Memorial Hall, Room 6110

7:00 p.m. - The Graduate School Ceremony in Convocation Center
(doors open at 5:30 p.m.)

Saturday, December 14th

10:00 a.m. - Undergraduate Ceremony in Convocation Center
(doors open at 8:30 a.m.)
Tickets WILL be required for this ceremony.

 

The Graduate School Ceremony

Friday, December 13, 2019

7:00 p.m.

Convocation Center

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

PROGRAM:

Prelude

Processional

Greetings and Congratulations

Commencement Address

Presentation of Candidates for Doctoral Degrees

Conferring of Degrees

Presentation of Candidates for Educational Specialist and Master's Degrees

Conferring of Degrees

College of Arts and Letters

College of Business

College of Education

College of Health and Behavioral Studies

College of Integrated Science and Engineerings

College of Science and Math

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Individual Recognition of Graduates

Concluding Remarks

Recessional

 

Graduate School Commencement Speaker

Dr. Lincoln Gray 

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Lincoln Gray is Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at James Madison University and Adjunct Research Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Virginia Medical School.  He studies hearing in humans and animals. Lincoln graduated Magna Cum Laude from Carleton College in Minnesota.  He has a joint Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Zoology and has done post-doctoral work at Yale University and the University of Virginia.  He is the author of 68 peer-reviewed scientific papers, 12 edited book chapters, 7 invited contributions, and 2 patents – over 950 printed pages.  He has enjoyed over $5M of research support. More fun for him has been the supervision of 40 undergraduate research projects and 32 doctoral dissertations. He is proud of two Fulbright Fellowships to study cancers in South Asia, election as “Best Basic Science Teacher” by a class of over 200 medical students, and his College’s Distinguished Teacher and Madison Scholar Awards.  He started teaching about sensory systems to Otolaryngology residents 35 years ago, and now to K-6 students at the JMU arboretum.   He is a bicycle commuter and hiker (too often humbled by small sections of the Appalachian Trail). He once worked as professional bird watcher and licensed falconer; He recently graduated as a Virginia Master Naturalist, and by the time of this talk will have just taken the exam to be a licensed pesticide applicator (to help treat Ash trees in the National Park). He is a descendant of Roger Williams, who founded the colony of Rhode Island in 1636, and of Abraham Lincoln’s step mother (hence his name).

Undergraduate Ceremony

Saturday, December 14, 2019

10:00 a.m.

Convocation Center

Doors will open at 8:30 a.m.

PROGRAM:

Prelude

Processional

Greetings and Congratulations

Commencement Address

Introduction of Honors Graduates

Candidate Endorsement by Faculty

Presentation of Candidates

Conferring of Degrees

College of Arts and Letters

College of Business

College of Education

College of Health and Behavioral Studies

College of Integrated Science and Engineerings

College of Science and Math

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Presentation of Graduates

Concluding Remarks

Recessional

Undergraduate Commencement Speaker

Dr. Theresa Clarke

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Dr. Theresa Clarke is a Professor of Marketing and serves as the Academic Unit Head for the JMU Department of Marketing. She has worked at JMU since 2001, teaching to undergraduate and MBA students, and specializing in experiential and interactive teaching methods with client-based projects. Dr. Clarke is also successful in coaching students in winning national and global marketing competitions. Her research interests are at the intersection of marketing, technology, and education and include topics such as consumer brand empowerment, paid search conversion, and social media use for corporate social responsibility. Dr. Clarke has served as a board member of the Marketing Management Association, Editor of the Academy of Marketing Science Quarterly, and Vice President of Research and Publications for the Society of Marketing Advances. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, yoga, shopping, reading, volunteer work, and spending time with her family and dog.

 

Inclement Weather Procedure

In the event of inclement weather, all information will be posted on the JMU websitesocial media outlets,
and our JMUGrad app. 

 

All students will receive an alert through our JMU Emergency Notification System.

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