FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MUW’s December Graduates’ Recognition Ceremony Set
For Nov. 30
By Jill D. O’Bryant
Mississippi University for Women will hold its fifth
annual December Graduates’ Recognition Ceremony on
Friday, Nov. 30, 2007, 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 often
don’t feel the need to participate in the May
William (Peppy) Biddy, professor of theatre and
chair of the Department of Music and Theatre, will
be the keynote speaker. A faculty member at MUW
since 1987, he was chosen to receive the 2007 Kossen
Faculty Award of Excellence.
Biddy earned his bachelor’s degree from University
of Mississippi and his master’s from Trinity
A reception will be held in the lobby of Whitfield
immediately following the ceremony.