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About 2,625 students to participate in WSU commencement

commencement-220PULLMAN, Wash. – About 2,625 students are expected to participate in Washington State University Pullman commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 10, in Beasley Coliseum.

WSU President Elson S. Floyd will confer degrees at all the ceremonies, which are free to the public; tickets are not required.

Ceremonies will be videostreamed for live viewing online at http://www.experience.wsu.edu. The videostream will be archived for viewing afterward at the same Web address.

Speakers will be:

Reinbold-80Orlin Reinbold, owner of Landmark Turf and Native Seed of Spokane, Wash., 8 a.m., College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences; College of Veterinary Medicine; College of Engineering & Architecture.

A third-generation Cougar, Reinbold owns and manages the reclamation grass seed company his grandfather began in 1945 to supply farmers with grass seed for soil conservation. Under his management, the business developed into a leading national and international company. He also owns Arkansas Valley Seed in Denver and Chesapeake Valley Seed in Maryland.

Floyd-80President Floyd, 11:30 a.m., College of Arts & Sciences.

Floyd became the 10th president of Washington’s land-grant research university in May 2007. He previously was president of the four-campus University of Missouri for four years and president of Western Michigan University 1998-2003. He received the 2004 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Koehn-80Katey Koehn, director of program management for Yahoo, 3 p.m., College of Business; College of Education; Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.

Koehn is a WSU Global Campus student who will graduate with the class of 2014 with a B.A. in social sciences. She joined Yahoo in 2010 after 10 years with eBay. In 2013, she was recognized as one of Yahoo’s top 100 managers. At WSU, she is a member of the Alpha Sigma Lambda national honor society and has spent nine consecutive semesters on the president’s honor roll.

Find information about commencement parking, and a link to a parking map, at http://www.parking.wsu.edu/Commencement.html. Follow commencement updates on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WSUGraduation and Twitter at https://twitter.com/WSUGraduation.

Other WSU graduation ceremonies include:

College of Pharmacy: 2 p.m. Thursday, May 8, Fox Theater in Spokane, Wash. http://www.pharmacy.wsu.edu/commencement/index.html

WSU Spokane: 2 p.m. Friday, May 9, Spokane Convention Center. http://spokane.wsu.edu/students2/commencement/

WSU Multicultural Graduation: 6 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Event Center. https://news.wsu.edu/2014/04/30/may-9-alumna-highlights-multicultural-graduation/#.U2fJLstOWfA

WSU Tri-Cities: 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, Toyota Center, Kennewick Wash. http://www.tricity.wsu.edu/graduation/index.php

WSU Vancouver: 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, Sleep Country Amphitheater, Ridgefield, Wash. http://studentaffairs.vancouver.wsu.edu/registrars-office/commencement

College of Veterinary Medicine DVM: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10, Beasley Coliseum.

 

Contact:
Teri Hansen, WSU Commencement Coordinator, 509-335-2531, nelsont@wsu.edu