Monday, May 2, 2016  

Commencement slated Friday, Saturday | Hanasono earns Hoch, A&S diversity awards

Commencement speakers (left to right) Dean Bresciani, Jay Crawford, Holly Horn and D. Craig Rathbun

BGSU to hold commencement Friday, Saturday

The University will celebrate its 285th graduation in three ceremonies in the Stroh Center Friday (May 6) and Saturday (May 7).

Commencement for the Graduate College and the colleges of Health and Human Services; Musical Arts; and Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering will be held at 7 p.m. Friday. The College of Arts and Sciences will hold commencement at 9 a.m. Saturday. The colleges of Business Administration and Education and Human Development will hold commencement at 2 p.m. Saturday. BGSU Firelands will hold commencement at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The May graduating class includes 2,287 candidates. Among the undergraduates, 76 will be presented associate degrees and 1,768 bachelor’s degrees. Of those, 611 have received honors for their high grade point averages. The 424 graduate students include 404 candidates for master’s degrees and 20 for doctoral degrees.


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Hanasono earns Hoch, college awards for commitment to diversity

Lisa Hanasono
Dr. Lisa Hanasono's work is founded in the integration of research and teaching and lived out in her commitment to the community. In recognition of her engagement of students with such important issues as promoting unity, diversity and inclusion, Hanasono, an assistant professor of communication, received a 2016 David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service.

The award was presented by Ohio Campus Compact, a nonprofit membership organization of 41 Ohio colleges and universities working to promote and develop the civic purposes of higher education. The Hoch award honors the outstanding work in service-learning and/or civic engagement by a faculty or staff member at an Ohio Campus Compact member institution.

In addition to the Hoch award, Hanasono has also been selected to receive the College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Award for 2016, again in recognition of her putting into practice her research and pedagogical interests in diversity and inclusivity. That award will be presented today (May 2).