NEW ALBANY, IN, (May 2, 2013) – Indiana University Southeast will be awarding more degrees to more students than ever before at the 45th Commencement ceremony next week.
Commencement will be held at 4 p.m., Monday, May 6, at the IU Southeast Amphitheater.
The Class of 2013 – the largest in IU Southeast history – is made up of 1,189 candidates for graduation, including 1,128 who will receive their degrees from IU on Monday and 61 who will receive their degrees at a separate ceremony held by Purdue University College of Technology. Those graduates will earn a total of 1,254 degrees – the most ever awarded.
The Class of 2013 ranges in age from 19 to 67 and hails from 21 Indiana counties and nine states. Additionally, more than a third of the class (390 students) are Kentucky students from Jefferson, Bullitt, Oldham, Trimble, and Meade counties participating in reciprocity.
The Class of 2013 also demonstrated remarkable academics this year with 63 students leaving IU Southeast with a 4.0 G.P.A. Collectively, the Class of 2013 received more than $10.8 million in scholarships and grants.
More than 25,000 IU Southeast degrees have been awarded since 1968. Nearly 90 percent of graduates remain in Indiana and the Greater Louisville Metropolitan Region.
In case of rain the event will move to the IU Southeast Activities Building, and Commencement will be held in two separate ceremonies at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.