University prepares for Commencement activities
By Jill Elswick
Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 28 - April 16, 1998
More than 4,300 students are candidates to complete requirements for degrees from Virginia Tech this spring. Preliminary figures indicate the university will confer 2,868 bachelor's degrees, 1,073 master's degrees, 204 Ph.D.'s, 81 DVM's, 51 associate degrees, 23 certificates of advanced graduate study, and 44 Ed.D.'s at spring Commencement.
By college, degrees will be awarded as follows: Agriculture: 329; Architecture: 296; Arts and Sciences: 1,219; Business: 588; Engineering: 1,007; Forestry and Wildlife Resources: 136; Human Resources and Education: 675, and Vet Med: 94.
Virginia Governor James Gilmore will speak at the undergraduate ceremony to be held Saturday, May 9, at 9 a.m. in Lane Stadium.
Paul Knox, university distinguished professor and dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech, will speak at the graduate ceremony on Friday, May 8, at 4:30 p.m. in Cassell Coliseum.
Also on May 8, the Corps of Cadets Commissioning Ceremony will be in Donaldson Brown Center auditorium at 3 p.m. and the College of Veterinary Medicine ceremony will be in Squires Commonwealth Room at 7 p.m.
The academic colleges will hold individual ceremonies at various times and locations throughout campus. A complete calendar of events and other relevant Commencement information will be printed in the April 30 issue of Spectrum.