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WVU Tech to host commencement events May 5-6

WVU Tech will see a round of commencement events on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6.

On Friday, May 5, the first multicultural graduation ceremony will be hosted at 5:30 p.m. in the Ballroom. The ceremony will highlight the college’s diverse graduating population and will swear in new officers to the Black Student Union. David M. Fryson, Esq., WVU Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, will be the keynote speaker for the ceremony.

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, WVU Tech will host the 118th commencement ceremony on the university’s Montgomery campus. The event will send off nearly 180 graduates and will be the last such ceremony to be held on the campus.               

This year’s commencement speaker will be NASA Aerospace Engineer, Bruce Wiegmann. The Weirton, West Virginia native is a 1981 graduate of WVU Tech’s mechanical engineering program and has led a fascinating 35-year career with the agency. Now, Wiegmann is the Principal Investigator for NASA’s Heliophysics Electrostatic Rapid Transit System, which aims to send scientific spacecraft beyond our solar system.

Attendees of the ceremony will hear from Campus President Carolyn Long and members of WVU Tech and WVU administration.

The Tech Golden Bear Alumni Association will also recognize four Golden Alumni – graduates of the class of 1967 – including Wayne King (civil engineering), Phil Oneacre (business administration), Robert Woodrow Davis (industrial arts) and Jeffrey Fritz (electronic engineering technology).

A reception for graduates, their families and the WVU Tech community will immediately follow the ceremony. The reception will be hosted in the WVU Tech Center Ballroom.

Can’t make the ceremony? Watch it live online.

(Graduating students should double-check our Information for Students page to make sure they haven’t missed anything leading up to their big day.)