Spring 2009 Commencement Held

Dr. R. Keith Hillkirk, presided over Spring commencement at the Penn State Schuylkill Campus on Saturday, May 16, 2009.  The commencement ceremony was held on the campus green.  Thirty three students graduated, 30 receiving bachelor's degrees, two getting master's degrees and one receiving a doctorate.

The keynote address was given by Dr. James T. Gallagher, superintendent of the Pottsville Area School District.  Student address was given by Jonathan Peters, who graduated with a bachelor of science degree in administration of justice. Judge Charles Miller delivered a message from the Penn State Schuylkill Advisory Board and Carl Rosenberger delivered a message from the Penn State Schuylkill Alumni Board.

Janelle Hoenich, Schuylkill Campus Admissions Counselor was the musical soloist for the ceremony and the banner bearers were Dr. Gordon Nelson, Associate Professor of Behavioral Science & Education and Dr. Michael Gallis, Assistant Professor of Physics.

A slide show of the ceremony can be found by clicking here.