Commencement set for May 13

University of the Ozarks will award bachelor degrees to 87 graduating seniors during its 2017 Spring Commencement ceremony, scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 13, on the campus mall.

Doug Black

Doug Black, a member of the University?s Board of Trustees since 2010, will serve as the keynote speaker at the 2017 Spring Commencement on May 13.

A Baccalaureate service will begin the day's activities at 9 a.m. in Munger-Wilson Chapel. There will be a reception for graduates and their families and guests in the Rogers Conference Center following the Commencement ceremony.

The Commencement?s keynote speaker will be U of O Trustee Doug Black of Hot Springs, Ark. Black is retired from more than 40 years as an executive in the gas and oil industry. He is a certified professional landman, a member of the Independent Producers Association of America, and the American Association of
Professional Landmen. He joined the U of O Board of trustees in 2010 and served as the chair of the board in 2013 and 2014.

The student?s welcome will be provided by Tyler Mosby, a psychology major from Alma, Ark. The Hurie Award for the outstanding graduating senior is Samuel Binns, an English major from Hot Springs.

University Chaplain rev. Jeremy Wilhelmi will provide the proclamation during the Baccalaureate service.

Both the Baccalaureate service and the Commencement ceremony will be shown live on the University?s Facebook page.