West Chester University Graduated Its Largest Class
West Chester University graduated its largest class on Saturday, May 13, and Sunday, May 14, 2017. Over 3,000 students (2,590 undergraduates & 444 master's and doctoral degree recipients) were eligible to graduate this spring during the University's 144th degree ceremony. The number of graduates included those eligible in May and August.
Featuring three trailblazing alumni speakers, the following commencement ceremonies were held on campus:
- Saturday, May 13, 4 p.m. for graduate-level candidates who received their master's and doctoral degrees in Hollinger Fieldhouse (North Campus).
Delivering the commencement address was Colonel Tyree C. Blocker M'86 (criminal justice), Commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police, a post to which he was nominated by Governor Tom Wolf in 2015.
- Sunday, May 14, 10 a.m. for undergraduates from the colleges of Arts & Humanities, Education & Social Work, and the Sciences & Mathematics in Farrell Stadium (South Campus).
Delivering the commencement address was Christopher Asplen '86 (history), Executive Director of the National Criminal Justice Association, a member of the International Association of Prosecutors, and an internationally respected legal expert on forensic DNA technology.
- Sunday, May 14, 3 p.m. for undergraduates from the College of Business & Public Management, College of Health Sciences, and Interdisciplinary Studies in Farrell Stadium (South Campus).
Delivering the commencement address was Patricia Meiser '69 (health and physical education), President of Meiser Sports Consulting, who was named one of the nation's top 50 women's sports executives by Street and Smith's Sports Business Journal.
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