Chadron State College will return to in-person commencement exercises Saturday after hosting virtual events due to COVID-19 the past two semesters.
Graduate commencement will start at 9 a.m. with speaker Dr. Rick Koza, a CSC Business Professor who is retiring this year. Eighty-one May 2021 graduates and 14 graduates from 2020 will be participating.
Undergraduate exercises will begin at 1 p.m. with speaker Center Dr. Merlin Butler, Director of the Division of Research and Genetics within the clinical department at the Kansas University Medical. One hundred ninety-seven May 2021 undergraduates and 24 undergraduates from 2020 will be participating.
All guests must have a ticket and wear a face mask, and all participants and attendees must abide by the college's COVID-19 guidelines. Public seating is available at Beebe Stadium where the commencement ceremonies will be broadcast on the videoboard.
In the graduate ceremony, the opening moment of reflection will be given by Savanah Silbaugh of Sundance, Wyoming. Andrew Johnson of Fayetteville, North Carolina, will offer the closing moment of reflection.
During the undergraduate ceremony, the opening moment of reflection will be given by Emily Hansen of Hemingford, Nebraska, and Konnery Klueber of Rapid City, South Dakota, will offer the closing moment of reflection.
In addition to graduates, four ROTC cadets will be recognized. The following will receive their commissions or advancement to Second Lieutenant in the Army: Calvin DePriest of Omaha, Neb., Kalli Talbot of Rapid City, S.D., Klueber, and Colton Alexander of Bridgeport, Neb.To view these students click here: https://csc.meritpages.com/achievements/CSC-recognizes-graduates/134509