April 15, 2003
CONTACT: Ward Mullens

EMU Set to Graduate 2,300 Students at Spring Commencement April 27

YPSILANTI - More than 2,300 students are eligible to graduate at Eastern Michigan University's spring commencement ceremonies, set for Sunday, April 27, at the EMU Convocation Center.

Philip H. Power, founder, owner, and chairman of the board of HomeTown Communications Network Inc., is the keynote speaker for both ceremonies. EMU will confer an honorary degree upon Power.

Three candidates are eligible to receive a doctor of education degree in educational leadership: Sarayuth Poolsup of Ypsilanti, Jane Ellen Teska of Livonia and Tim Wendler of Ann Arbor.

Commencement ceremonies for the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Technology begin at 10:30 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m.

Commencement ceremonies for graduates of the Colleges of Business, Education, and Health and Human Services begin at 2 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.

Tickets are available through the Convocation Center box office (487-2282). All guests must have a ticket to be admitted. Handicapped seating is available and there will be a signer to aid those with a hearing impairment.

James C. Waltz, emeritus dean and professor of history and philosophy, and Mary Krieger, emeritus professor of human, environmental and human resources, will serve as grand marshals for the morning and afternoon ceremonies, respectively.