For Immediate Release: April 27, 2012
Contact: Annette Barnette
Public Relations & Marketing Director
Glenville State College
Glenville, West Virginia
Glenville, WV – The 138th Glenville State College Commencement is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 5, 2012,at 10:00 a.m. in the Jesse R. Lilly, Jr. Gymnasium. GSC’s ‘Class of 2012’ includes nearly 200 graduates from throughout West Virginia and ten other states (Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Texas, and Virginia) as well as Washington, D.C. Most of the graduates completed their degree requirements this semester, while some of the students completed their courses in July or December of last year. Fourteen members of the Glenville State College ‘Class of 1962’ are expected to participate in the ceremony and be recognized as 50-year graduates.
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) will be the event’s keynote speaker. GSC President Dr. Peter Barr will present Honorary Doctorate Degrees to both Senator Manchin and West Virginia Senator Doug Facemire (D-Braxton). Dr. Barr will also present annual awards to three people receiving the Faculty Award of Excellence, the Classified Employee of the Year Award, and the Student Leadership Award. The ceremony is open to the public.