College of Education and Professional Studies:
3:00 p.m. Friday, May 9th (all undergraduates EXCEPT for Psychology majors)
Jackson College of Graduate Studies Hooding Ceremony AND Psychology undergraduates from CEPS:
7:00 p.m. Friday, May 9th (master's graduates from all colleges) AND Psychology undergraduates from the College of Education & Professional Studies
College of Business:
10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 10th (undergraduates)
College of Fine Arts and Design and College of Math and Science:
2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 10th (undergraduates)
College of Liberal Arts:
6:00 p.m. Saturday, May 10th (undergraduates)
CLASS MARSHALS - SPRING 2014
For commencement, each of the University of Central Oklahoma's five undergraduate colleges award a student the title of Class Marshal. These five students have the highest grade-point averages and number of Central credit hours in their respective colleges.
Each honoree receives a Class Marshal stole, signifying the highest degree of academic excellence. First presented in 1994, the stoles have become a UCO tradition, now enhanced by a bronze Class Marshal graduation gown.
The following are the Class Marshals for the Spring 2014 Commencement.
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Rachel M. Duncan-College of Business
Rachel M. Duncan is a Finance and Information Systems & Operations Management major with a 4.0 grade point average in the College of Business. Originally from Sacramento, Calif., she was a member of the President’s Honor Roll, 2BLeaders Mentorship Program, Finance Club, Real Estate Club, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society. She received the Chesapeake Energy Corp. Scholar and Robert Aldridge Armed Forces scholarships, as well as a College of Business tuition waiver for four consecutive semesters. After graduation, she will continue her career in Information Technology as a program analyst. Now a resident of Midwest City, she and her husband, Alan, have one daughter, Makayla.
Bethanie Bird - College of Education and Professional Studies
Bethanie Bird is an Organizational Leadership major with a 4.0 grade point average in the College of Education and Professional Studies. A member of Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Lambda Delta, Delta Epsilon Iota and Golden Key, she was on President’s Honor Roll for each of her semesters at UCO and was a recipient of the Phi Kappa Theta Honors Transfer Scholarship. She now plans to pursue a master’s in Organizational Leadership and continue her career with The Walt Disney Co. Originally from Dallas, she now lives in Edmond with her husband, Scott, and is a mother to three — Kyle, McKenzie and Whitney — and a grandmother to two, Zoey and Gregori. College of Business tuition waiver for four consecutive semesters.
Lena K. Clark - College of Fine Arts and Design
Lena K. Clark is a Theatre Arts and Communication Education major with a 3.86 grade point average in the College of Fine Arts and Design. A member of Delta Epsilon Iota, she received The Choctaw Nation of Higher Education Program Scholarship and was on both the President’s and Dean’s Honor Rolls. After graduation, she hopes to teach high school speech, drama or debate. From Edmond, she will marry her fiancé on May 17.
Kylie B. Collier - College of Liberal Arts
Kylie B. Collier is an English Education major with a 4.0 grade point average in the College of Liberal Arts. A member of the President’s Honor Roll for eight consecutive semesters, she received the University Baccalaureate Scholarship from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and served as both vice president and president of the Lutheran Campus Ministry at UCO. From Durant, after graduation she plans to teach English and Language Arts in an Oklahoma City metropolitan area middle school and later pursue a master’s and doctorate in her field.
Candace M. Baker - College of Mathematics and Science
Candace M. Baker is a Mathematics and Forensic Science major with a 4.0 grade point average in the College of Mathematics & Science. A member of Delta Delta Epsilon Forensic Science Honor Society, she also served as president of Math Club and was a member of both the Student Art Association and Leaders of Tomorrow. She received the following: Phi Theta Kappa Transfer, Leaders of Tomorrow Transfer Leadership Council and the Samuel Henry and Elizabeth Mitchell scholarships, as well as the Department of Mathematics partial tuition waiver. After graduation, she will begin her career with Chesapeake Energy as an engineering technician. Originally from El Reno, she will marry her fiancé, Matt, this summer.