2011 IU Southeast Commencement to be held May 9

5th May 2011

NEW ALBANY, IN, (May 5, 2011) – Indiana University Southeast’s largest graduating class will become the school’s newest alumni at the 43rd Commencement next week.

Commencement ceremonies will be held at 4 p.m., Monday, May 9, at the IU Southeast Amphitheater. The Class of 2011 is made up of 1,151 students, including 1,104 who will receive their degrees from IU on Monday and 47 who will receive their degrees at a separate ceremony held by Purdue University College of Technology.

In addition to being the largest graduating class, the Class of 2011 holds the distinction of being the most diverse on record.  Eleven percent of graduates, or 122 students, are minorities, the largest percentage and number recorded.

The Class of 2011 hails from 26 Indiana counties, four states, and 15 different countries.

More than 23,000 IU Southeast degrees have been awarded since 1968. Nearly 90 percent of graduates remain in Indiana and the Greater Louisville Metropolitan Region.

For more information about Commencement, visit the Commencement website.

If media are interested in attending the ceremony, please contact Erica Walsh, public relations specialist, at (812) 941-2414. Media parking will be available, but you must request and receive an IU Southeast media parking permit.

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