FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 2, 2005
By Jill D. O’Bryant
Graduates’ Recognition Ceremony set for Dec. 9
COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Mississippi University for Women
will hold its third annual December Graduates’
Recognition Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. in
Rent Auditorium of Whitfield Hall.
Students who participate will receive a long-stemmed
red rose and a certificate of participation.
Diplomas will be mailed to the students after grades
Participants who wish to do so will have the
opportunity to thank those who were particularly
helpful during their college years. Those students
will be limited to one minute at the microphone.
“This is a very special ceremony for our students,”
said Dr. Claudia A. Limbert, president. “It also
gives the students a sense of closure since many of
them are not able to come back to campus in May to
participate in commencement. We have found they
enjoy the December ceremony so much that they don’t
feel the need to attend the May ceremony too.”
Dr. James Roth, associate professor of psychology,
will be the keynote speaker. A faculty member at MUW
since 2000, he was voted the 2005 Faculty Member of
Roth earned his bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania
State University, a master’s from Ohio State
University, another master’s from College of William
and Mary and his doctorate from Harvard University.
A reception will be held in the lobby of Whitfield
immediately following the ceremony.