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Order of Ceremonies
Student Convocation Center, December 14, 2013, 10 a.m.
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Entry of Adjutant – Neil Patten, College of Arts and Sciences
Processional – Graduates, Faculty and Stage Dignitaries
National Anthem.......................................................................................Performed by Rachel Schumann
Introduction of Stage Dignitaries...............................................Neil Patten, College of Arts and Sciences
Greetings..........................................................................................................................Board of Trustees
Introduction of Speaker..........................................................Fritz J. Erickson, Provost and Vice President
for Academic Affairs
Commencement Speaker..................................Dr. Avesh Raghunandan, Michigan College of Optometry
Distinguished Teacher
Introduction of Graduates......................................................Fritz J. Erickson, Provost and Vice President
for Academic Affairs
Conferring of Degrees...........................................................................................David L. Eisler, President
College of Arts and Sciences..........................................................................................Rick S. Kurtz, Dean
College of Education and Human Services.......................................................Michelle A. Johnston, Dean
College of Engineering Technology..............................................................Larry L. Schult, Associate Dean
Greetings from the Alumni Association.................................Jeremy J. Mishler, Director, Alumni Relations
Ferris Fidelity....................................... Written by Graham T. Overgard, Performed by Rachel Schumann
Recessional – Stage Dignitaries and Faculty, Graduates Dismissed in Place................ Audience Standing
Marshals Sandy Alspach, College of Arts and Sciences
Stephanie Thomson, College of Arts and Sciences
Mace Bearer Matt Wagenheim, College of Education and Human Services
Music The Brass Quintet, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Ushers Student Alumni Gold Club members
Interpreter Emily Baxter
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