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Warm Sentiments, Frosty Weather

Cold weather at CommencementThousands braved unseasonably cold weather for the Commencement ceremony on May 9, 2010, in Miller Stadium.

Glenn Cannon at CommencementGlenn Cannon, former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster operations and a 1971 graduate of IUP, received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the ceremony and served as the keynote speaker. Cannon is senior vice president for Hillard Heintze, a strategic security advisors group.

That's All, Folks!

A graduate from Commencement didn’t appear to be bothered by unseasonably cold weather as he offered a celebratory wave after receiving his diploma. All graduates were recognized by name and congratulated on stage by President Tony Atwater and members of the platform party, and they received a keepsake diploma cover, available only to students participating in the ceremony. The practice of naming all graduates was initiated by Atwater several years ago.

A total of 1,934 graduates earning 1,512 bachelor’s degrees, 366 master’s degrees, forty-five doctorates, and eleven associate degrees were eligible to participate in the ceremony. Jessica Sabol, of Morrisdale, a graduate of IUP’s Robert E. Cook Honors College, was the student speaker.