Rose State Hits a Historic Milestone with Three Graduation Ceremonies Published May 4, 2017

Rose State Graduates, 2016

For the first time in Rose State College history there will be three separate commencement ceremonies for graduates this spring.

The services will be held in the Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center on Friday, May 5th at 11am, 2pm and 5pm. Students graduating with a Social Sciences or Engineering degree will walk across the stage during the first ceremony. Graduation for Business and Information Technology and Health Sciences will begin at 2 p.m. and Humanities will end the day.

Each ceremony will be live streamed on the Rose State College website and on the college’s YouTube channel for those who can’t make the ceremonies.

This spring more than 1,000 students are expected to received diplomas or certificates.

Rose State College Criminal Justice major Bethany Green is one of those graduating and she says she has mixed feelings about leaving. “While I’m excited to attend fall classes at a four year university, I will miss Rose State. The small class sizes at Rose allows an interactive classroom and professors have more time to help students,” says Bethany. 

The commencement address will be given by Dr. Webb, Rose State College’s president. Webb is the institution’s seventh president and has spent the last 25 years of her career in higher education advocating leadership training and community involvement.

The Faculty Association President and Student Senate President will provide the 2017 Class Challenge and Response portion of the commencement.