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LCSC Planning for
Lewis-Clark State College officials declared fair weather
for Friday, May 17 and gave the go-ahead for Commencement 2002 to take place
The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. on LCSC’s Campus Green east of the
library. President Dene K. Thomas will preside, accompanied by dignitaries
Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne, Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice Linda
Copple Trout, Idaho State Board of Education members Blake Hall of Idaho
Falls and Paul Agidius of Moscow. The day will begin with the Nursing
School’s Senior Pinning Ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at the college’s Williams
Conference Center, followed by the Associated Student Body Commencement Day
Barbecue at 11:30 a.m. in the Historic Tree Grove on Campus.
In addition to graduate’s degrees, several honors will be conferred.
Presentation of President’s Medallions will be a new part of commencement
proceedings: President Thomas will present these high-honor awards to
individuals whose leadership, personal energy or resources have
significantly affected or influenced LCSC over the years.
She will also present the President’s Award for Excellence in Diversity and
Cross-Cultural Understanding to an individual whose activities have crossed
cultural lines and helped knit a close campus community. Three other awards
will go to outstanding 2002 graduating scholars: the Gertrude Mellen Dick
Award, the President’s Award and The Provost’s Award will go to students who
excelled in their educational endeavors.
Following the awards, the Class of 2002 will receive their diplomas.
President Thomas will confer the 341 academic degrees and 139 vocational
program degrees earned this year. LCSC faculty and staff will be on hand to
congratulate and wish these graduates good fortune. For more information on
LCSC Commencement 2002 events, visit the web at: