Spring 2020 Awards Ceremony and Commencement Celebration
Honors Ceremony and Commencement Celebration on Zoom
On Friday, May 15 at 11:00 a.m., EMU’s History Section hosted an Awards Ceremony and Commencement Celebration on Zoom for its graduates in History, Social Studies Education, and Religious Studies. History faculty donned caps and gowns to recognize EMU students’ myriad achievements, including scholarships, the JoEllen Vinyard History Essay Prize, the completion of Honors and M.A. theses, and presentations at the Undergraduate Symposium and Graduate Research Conference. In the commencement portion of the ceremony, History faculty members read the names of all the graduates. Attendees heard a recorded commencement address by Lonnie G. Bunch III, the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and founder of the National Museum of African American History in Washington, D.C. EMU alumnus and Regent James Webb graciously participated in the ceremony to formally confer the degrees. Regent Webb also delivered a commencement address, where he reflected on the current circumstances. “As History majors sitting here today at a time when history is being made, not just studied,” Regent Webb remarked, “we have a sense of how history is made.” Congratulations to the 2020 graduates!
Master of Arts in History
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in History
Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Social Studies and History for Secondary Education
Bachelor of Science in Social Studies and Political Science for Secondary Education