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May 6, 2013
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Commencement ceremonies set for May 11, May 19

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University's spring commencement ceremonies will be May 11 and May 19 at the George F. Collins Sports and Convention Center on the Baldwin City campus. More than 340 undergraduate students and more than 230 graduate students are candidates for degrees.Bagpipers2

The School of Professional and Graduate Studies undergraduate students will be honored at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 11. Graduate degree recipients from the School of Professional and Graduate Studies and the School of Education will be at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, May 11. The ceremony for undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Nursing will be at 1 p.m., Sunday, May 19.

Families and friends are invited to receptions for the graduates at 2:30 p.m. both days at the Harter Union lobby at the corner of Sixth and Dearborn streets on the Baldwin City campus.

Keynote speakers are Anne Daugherty, Jackie Snyder and Mark Kabban. Daugherty, associate professor and chair of liberal arts at Baker, will address graduates at the first ceremony on May 11. Snyder, the Chancellor Emeritus of Metropolitan Community College, will address graduates at the second ceremony on May 11. Kabban, a 2008 Baker graduate, developed a program in San Diego called YALLA, which mean's "Let's go" in Arabic and stands for Youth And Leaders Living Actively. The program combines a love of soccer and need for education to assist the young refugees in the transition to a new life and new country. Kabban was selected as a CNN Hero for his efforts working with more than 400 youth.

Baker University is committed to assuring student learning, and developing confident, competent and responsible contributors to society.