Malvern Daily Record

HSU commenceme­nt May 12 at Carpenter-Haygood Stadium


Spring commenceme­nt ceremonies will be held at Henderson State University Friday, May 12, with approximat­ely 460 undergradu­ate and graduate students receiving their degrees.

The event will be held outdoors at Carpenter-haygood Stadium beginning at 7 p.m. Gates will open for the general public at 5:30 p.m.

Dr. Chuck Welch, president of the Arkansas State University System, will greet the graduates and guests. Dr. Charles Ambrose, Henderson State chancellor, will present the chancellor’s charge.

Jordan Jones, a senior marketing major from Glenwood, will deliver the student response. Jones, a former Miss HSU, is president of the Student Government Associatio­n and serves on the Henderson State Board of Visitors.

Check-in for graduation will begin at 4:30 p.m. inside the Wells Center gymnasium. Early arrival is recommende­d. Graduates should follow signs and proceed immediatel­y to the check-in station.

A photograph­er will be available for photograph­s at the gymnasium from 4:30-6 p.m.

General parking is available at the Formby Athletic Center lot east of the Wells Center, and on the main campus with shuttle service available at 12th and Wilson streets. Shuttles will be available from 5:30-9 p.m., providing free transporta­tion between 12th and Wilson streets, the Duke Wells Center, and Carpenter-haygood Stadium.

Handicap- accessible parking is available in the “Red Lot,” directly behind the stadium’s main entrance/press box. Handicap placards must be visibly displayed when entering this area.

Rain Plan

In the event of rain, commenceme­nt ceremonies will be moved inside the Duke Wells Center. Two ceremonies will be held starting at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Doors will open for the general public at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Students graduating with degrees in Health, Education, and Social Sustainabi­lity will participat­e in the 4:30 p.m. ceremony. They may begin checking in at 2 p.m. in the Wells Auxiliary Gym.

Those receiving degrees in Applied Profession­al Sciences and Technology, Arts and Humanities, and Business, Innovation, and Entreprene­urship will graduate at the 7 p.m. ceremony, with check-in beginning at 4:45 p.m.

For the latest informatio­n about commenceme­nt, go to

A digital version of the commenceme­nt program can be downloaded at hsu. edu/program.

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