HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet will honor a graduating class of 943 undergraduate and graduate candidates during Commencement Exercises Sunday at the Radisson Star Plaza Theater.
Degrees will be conferred during the 1:30 p.m. ceremony to graduates of all six undergraduate schools of study and those earning master’s degrees. The class consists of 232 individuals earning master’s degrees, 687 baccalaureate candidates and 24 associate degree recipients.
Some 650 candidates will participate in the ceremony. Purdue President Mitch E. Daniels, Jr. and Purdue Board of Trustees members will be present.
The ceremony will include a posthumous presentation of an Associate of Science in Computer Graphics Technology to the parents of Griffith student Matthew Rocchietti, who died last November.
Purdue Calumet alumnus Jeff Gardner, president and CEO of Windstream Communications in Little Rock, Ark., will address the candidates. Gardner is a 1983 accounting graduate.
Additionally, Purdue Calumet Chancellor Thomas L. Keon and graduating Purdue Calumet Student Government Association President Marissa Henderson will offer remarks.
Students with the top grade point average from each of Purdue Calumet’s six academic schools will receive a Chancellor’s Medallion. Other academically-distinguished candidates, as well as those graduating from the Honors Program also will be recognized.
This class increases to more than 47,700 the total number of degrees granted at Purdue Calumet.