Class of 738 to be honored at Tuesday afternoon (12/18) Commencement Exercises
More than 400 fall graduation candidates and summer graduates will participate in Purdue University Calumet’s December Commencement Exercises at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday (12/18) at the Radisson Star Plaza Theater.
Overall, degrees will be conferred to a fall graduating class of 738 candidates who are on pace to earn 190 master’s degrees, 517 baccalaureate degrees and 31 associate degrees pending satisfactory completion of fall semester course work this week. Also expected to participate in the Exercises are some graduates from last summer.
Thomas McDermott speaking
Joining Purdue Calumet Chancellor Thomas L. Keon in addressing the graduates, their family and friends will be Hammond Mayor and Purdue Calumet alumnus Thomas McDermott, Jr., who earned a baccalaureate degree in 1996 from the School of Management.
Seniors with the top grade point average from each of Purdue Calumet’s six academic schools will receive a Chancellor’s Medallion. Other distinguished baccalaureate and associate degree candidates, as well as those graduating from the Honors Program also will be recognized.
This December’s class increases to nearly 47,000 the number of total degrees awarded at Purdue Calumet.