Graduates from the College of Arts & Sciences and the School of Pharmacy will be in the spotlight this Commencement Weekend. Several events are planned for Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12.
Graduates like Don Viets, who will receive his diploma from the School of Pharmacy, are ready for life after school.
“I feel very prepared for the world of pharmacy,” Viets said. “Since being at the School of Pharmacy, I’ve realized what I want is to have an impact on the lives of those around me. For this reason, PC has prepared me well.”
Sixty-eight graduates from the School of Pharmacy will receive their diplomas during the Pharmacy Hooding and Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Friday. The event will take place in Belk Auditorium.
ROTC cadets from PC, Lander University, and Newberry College will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the US Army during the ROTC Commissioning Ceremony at 2 p.m. on Friday. The event will take place in Edmunds Hall.
Fourteen senior education majors will officially become teachers during the Teacher Induction Ceremony at 4 p.m. on Friday. The event will take place in Kuhne Auditorium in Neville Hall.
Graduates from the College of Arts & Sciences will attend the Baccalaureate service at 6 p.m. on Friday in Belk Auditorium. This year’s Baccalaureate speaker is Dr. Anna Carter Florence, Peter Marshall Professor of Preaching at Columbia Theological Seminary.
One-hundred sixty-one graduates from the College of Arts & Sciences will gather for the 135th Commencement at 10 o’clock on Saturday morning. The event will take place on the West Plaza. In addition to receiving their diplomas, graduates will hear speeches from 2018 Professor of the Year Dr. Michael Rischbieter and 2018 Outstanding Senior Janie Engelmann Miles.
The President’s Reception will follow Commencement at Alumni Green.