Dec. 4, 2023

Winter commencement ceremonies scheduled


NDSU has scheduled winter commencement ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 15, in the Sanford Health Athletic Complex. Two ceremonies are scheduled.

The 2 p.m. ceremony will be for graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences and College of Health and Human Sciences. The 5 p.m. ceremony is for graduates in the College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources; College of Business; College of Engineering; Interdisciplinary Studies.

According to Jackie Schluchter, associate registrar, 483 candidates are expected to participate in the ceremonies, as of Nov. 27. A total of 865 students are eligible.

“Commencement is an exciting opportunity to celebrate our students and we welcome these graduates into our proud community of alumni,” Schluchter said.

A class representative has been selected to speak during each ceremony.

Ambrosia Yellow Bird, who is receiving her Bachelor of Science in human development and family science, will address the audience at the 2 p.m. ceremony. A resident of Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota, she is the daughter of Michael Yellow Bird and Tanya Howell.

Simon Kroll is receiving his Bachelor of Science in computer engineering and will speak during the 5 p.m. ceremony. He is from Royalton, Minnesota, and is the son of Duane and Linda Kroll.

Christopher Loeffler, who is receiving his master’s degree in music education, is soloist for the 2 p.m. ceremony. Loeffler is from Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Soloist for the 5 p.m. ceremony is Makayla Holte. Holte is a vocal music education undergraduate student from Grand Forks. 

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