Spring Commencement #1

WKU graduated a record number of students this weekend during the 167th Commencement ceremonies at Diddle Arena. The morning ceremony consisted of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Ogden College of Science and Engineering and the College of Health and Human Services.

WKU graduate Vicki Phillips, a native of Falls of Rough who works as director of Education, College Ready in the United States Program for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, received an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree during Saturday morning’s ceremony. In her career as a teacher, superintendent and state education administrator, Phillips has remained committed to increasing educational opportunities for young people.

Also at the morning ceremony, Maj. Gen. Arthur Bartell, commanding general of U.S. Army Cadet Command, administered the oath of office to eight WKU cadets. As commanding officer, Bartell is responsible for Cadet Command at 253 universities and more than 20,000 cadets. Lt. Col. Jason Caldwell, professor of Military Science and Leadership, said Bartell wanted to participate in WKU’s commissioning after hearing about the enthusiastic support cadets receive during commencement.

Congrats to all the graduates!!

-Clinton & Bryan

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