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LCSC Plans Full Roster of
It’s mortarboard season 2002 and May 15 begins a week of
activities honoring this year’s 488 Lewis-Clark State College graduates. An
assortment of banquets, receptions and pinning ceremonies kick off the
On May 15, the Social Work Program’s Annual Spring Banquet and Senior
Pinning Ceremony takes place at the Red Lion Hotel starting at 5:30 p.m. May
16 brings a. reception to honor graduating international students at 10:30
a.m. in the Student Union Building on campus. Also on that date is the
Associated Students of LCSC (ASLCSC) Graduation Banquet, being held at 6
p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Lewiston.
May 17, Commencement Day, begins with the LCSC School of Nursing Senior
Pinning Ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at the college’s Williams Conference Center.
At 11:30 a.m., the ASLCSC-sponsored Commencement Day Barbecue takes place in
the Historic Tree Grove on campus.
Commencement, the main event, will happen at 6 p.m. on LCSC’s campus green
east of the library. (Inclement weather will move the event to the LCSC
Gymnasium.) President Dene K. Thomas will preside, accompanied by
dignitaries Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne and Idaho State Board of
Education members Blake G. Hall of Idaho Falls and Paul C. Agidius of
Among honors presented at the ceremony will be the President’s Award for
Excellence in Diversity and Cross-Cultural Understanding. This year’s
recipient is Kai Fong, longtime LCSC tennis coach. Three other awards will
go to outstanding 2002 graduating scholars: the Gertrude Mellen Dick Award
to Joseph Jackson, the President’s Award to Darlene Schneider and The
Provost’s Award to Sharon Hoffman.
Presentation of President’s Medallions will be a new part of Commencement
2002. 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. This year’s recipients—the first—will be
Bill Hall, longtime Lewiston resident, editorial writer for the Lewiston
Morning Tribune, and champion for access to higher education for Idaho’s
citizens; and Judy Meyer, a North Idaho resident whose highly productive
years on the Idaho State Board of Education resulted in many improvements at
LCSC and Idaho’s other colleges and universities.
Following delivery of awards, LCSC Provost Dr. Rita Rice Morris will present
the Class of 2002. President Thomas will confer the 341 academic degrees and
139 vocational program degrees earned this year. LCSC’s faculty and staff
are proud of each and every one of these graduates and wish them good
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