Commencement ceremonies set for May 17, inspector general to speak

More than 1,400 students will join the ranks of University of Arkansas at Little Rock alumni following commencement exercises on Saturday, May 17.

There will be three UALR ceremonies on Saturday, one at 9:30 a.m. and another 3 p.m. for the main campus at the UALR Jack Stephens Center. A separate commencement and hooding ceremony for graduates of The William H. Bowen School of Law will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the Statehouse Convention Center.

Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt, president of the U of A System, will be among those to address UALR graduates during commencement at the Stephens Center. The afternoon ceremony at UALR will feature remarks from UALR Alumnus Jon T. Rymer, the inspector general for the U.S. Department of Defense.

Jay Moody, a 1989 graduate and U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas, will speak to graduates of the Bowen Law School.

Jon Rymer
Jon T. Rymer, inspector general for U.S. Department of Defense

At the 9:30 a.m. ceremony, the following colleges will confer degrees:

•College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
•College of Education
•College of Professional Studies

For the 3 p.m. ceremony, the following colleges will confer degrees:

•College of Business
•College of Science
•George W. Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology

The Jack Stephens Center will open for guests at 8 a.m. for the morning ceremony and 1:30 p.m. for the afternoon ceremony. Early arrival is recommended. UALR reminds its guests that the campus is smoke free.

UALR graduates are encouraged to join the Alumni Association and purchase a commemorative brick. For more information about commencement, contact the Office of Records and Registration.

Events will be available for viewing online via the Ceremony Live Stream.

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