NEW ALBANY, IN, (May 3, 2012) – Indiana University Southeast’s latest graduating class will become the school’s newest alumni at the 44th Commencement next week.
Commencement ceremonies will be held at 4 p.m., Monday, May 7, at the IU Southeast Amphitheater. The Class of 2012 is made up of 1,096 candidates for graduation, including 1,048 who will receive their degrees from IU on Monday and 48 who will receive their degrees at a separate ceremony held by Purdue University College of Technology. Those graduates will earn a total of 1,138 degrees.
The Class of 2012 hails from 21 Indiana counties and four states. Additionally, a third of the class (393 students) is Kentucky students from Jefferson, Bullitt, Oldham, Trimble, and Meade counties participating in reciprocity.
Graduates range in age from 20 to 70 – our oldest graduate, Nancy Sue Bartles, jokes that she is the same age as the University (which is celebrating its 70th Anniversary this year). The Class of 2012 also demonstrated remarkable academics this year with 88 students leaving IU Southeast with a 4.0 G.P.A.
More than 24,000 IU Southeast degrees have been awarded since 1968. Nearly 90 percent of graduates remain in Indiana and the Greater Louisville Metropolitan Region.
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.
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. If the ceremony is moved to the rain site, media outlets will be notified Sunday, May 6.