Degrees will be conferred upon the fall 2007 graduates of Colorado State University during ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 14, and Saturday, Dec. 15. Diplomas will be awarded to 1,472 baccalaureate candidates, 252 master’s degree candidates and 62 doctoral candidates.
Colorado State will confer an honorary doctoral degree upon E. Hadley Stuart Jr. during Colorado State’s Graduate School commencement ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, in Moby Arena. Colorado State President Larry Edward Penley will award a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, to Stuart in recognition of his vision for cancer research at Colorado State dating back to 1983. He is one of the seminal partners in Colorado State’s Animal Cancer Center. Through his collaboration and major support, Stuart has helped create a new cancer facility. In 1991, he established the Stuart Chair in Oncology.
Among the commencement speakers:
– Yvonne Myers will speak at the College of Applied Human Sciences ceremony. She serves as the health systems coordinator for Columbine Health Systems which encompasses 16 businesses in the Fort Collins and Loveland area. Myers is a 1982 graduate of Human Development and Family Studies and received the 2005 Honor Alumna Award for the College of Applied Human Sciences. She will give her address to graduates at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 in Moby Arena.
– Sen. Julie Rosen will speak at the College of Agricultural Sciences ceremony. She is the assistant minority leader for the Minnesota State Senate. Rosen received her Bachelor of Science from Colorado State. Her legislative concerns include jobs, health care, agriculture and renewable energy. Rosen will give her address to graduates at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, in Moby Arena.
– Kim Jordan, CEO of New Belgium Brewing Company, will address the College of Business graduates. New Belgium Brewing Company is based in Fort Collins and has won numerous awards for its approach to reduce waste produced in the brewing process and was awarded mid-sized brewery and brewmaster of the year at the Great American Beer Festival. Jordan will give her address to graduates at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, in Moby Arena.
– Ronald Sega, vice president for Applied Research with the Colorado State University Research Foundation will speak at the College of Engineering ceremony. Sega has served as the chief technology officer for the Department of Defense and is a former astronaut who flew aboard space shuttles Discovery in 1994 and Atlantis in 1996. Sega will give his address to graduates at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, in the Lory Student Center Main Ballroom.
– Teresa Coons, a Colorado State graduate in natural sciences, is a senior scientist for the Saccomanno Research Institute, where she directs scientific research projects associated with St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center. She will address the College of Natural Sciences graduates. Coons will give her address to graduates at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, in Moby Arena.
– Richard Conant, researcher in the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory in the Warner College of Natural Resources, contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was recently recognized with a share of the Nobel Peace Prize. He is speaking at the Warner College of Natural Resources ceremony. Conant will give his address to graduates at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, in the Lory Student Center Main Ballroom.
Other speakers during the commencement ceremonies include numerous Colorado State faculty and staff.
Following is a list of times, dates and places for the commencement ceremonies.
Friday, Dec. 14
– 1 p.m., Army ROTC Commissioning, Military Annex Building
– 1:30 p.m., Air Force ROTC Commissioning, Lory Student Center North Ballroom
– 3 p.m., Graduate School, Moby Arena
– 7 p.m., Warner College of Natural Resources, Lory Student Center Main Ballroom
– 7:30 p.m., College of Applied Human Sciences, Moby Arena
Saturday, Dec. 15
– 9 a.m., College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Lory Student Center Main Ballroom
– 9 a.m., College of Business, Moby Arena
– 12:30 p.m., College of Natural Sciences, Moby Arena
– 4 p.m., College of Engineering, Lory Student Center Main Ballroom
– 4 p.m., College of Liberal Arts, Moby Arena
– 7:30 p.m., College of Agricultural Sciences, Moby Arena