JMU to honor December 2014 graduates


Informal portrait of Levar Stoney
Levar Stoney

As over 800 students prepare to receive their degrees at James Madison University’s Dec. 13 commencement ceremony, the university welcomes alumnus and Secretary of the Commonwealth Levar Stoney as commencement speaker.

Stoney, a 2004 graduate, has served as deputy director of the McAuliffe Gubernatorial Transition and deputy campaign manager for Terry McAuliffe’s 2013 campaign for governor of Virginia. In 2008, Stoney was the executive director of the Democratic Party of Virginia, one of the youngest state Democratic Party executive directors at the time.

This December, President Jonathan R. Alger will confer degrees to approximately 678 undergraduate students and 160 graduate students – 147 master’s, four educational specialist and nine doctoral – at the Convocation Center on Dec. 13. Doors open at 8 a.m. for the 10 a.m. ceremony.

As a part of commencement celebrations, 88 nursing students will receive pins signifying their entrance into the nursing profession at the Nursing Convocation in the Festival Conference and Student Center at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12. Family and friends of these students are welcome to attend.

In addition, three ROTC cadets will receive commissions as Army second lieutenants at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12, in the Memorial Hall Auditorium. Col. John C. Valledor, leader of the Contemporary Operating Environment Operations Group of the Mission Command Training Program, will speak at the ceremony.

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Dec. 8, 2014

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Published: Monday, December 8, 2014

Last Updated: Friday, April 12, 2019

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