Huntington University to hold its 121st commencement on Saturday

On May 18, Huntington University will hold its 121st commencement. A total of 289 graduates, as of May 2, will receive recognition during the ceremony, representing 17 countries. An additional six graduates will receive their diplomas in Peoria, AZ, on May 23.  

This year will mark the third graduating class of the doctoral program in occupational therapy and the continued showing from other graduate programs such as the Master of Business Administration.  

Among the undergraduates, 2019 will see the first graduating class of four-year Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies students, who will join the three 2018 alumni who completed three-year agricultural studies programs.

Together, the undergraduate students from the Huntington campus logged 27,620 credit hours over the course of their college careers – the equivalent of nearly 1,151 days or approximately 38 months spent in the classroom. They will represent 69 of the undergraduate programs HU offers.   

In addition to recognizing the 2019 graduates, the ceremony will honor the 50th anniversary of the Huntington University Class of 1969.

The commencement ceremony will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Merillat Complex and Fieldhouse. Ted McKinney, undersecretary of agriculture for trade and foreign agricultural affairs, will be the featured speaker.