IU East Commencement 2012
Indiana University East hosted its 41st Commencement Ceremony at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 11, at the Richmond High School Tiernan Center. The university conferred 445 baccalaureate degrees and 16 master’s degrees.
As part of the ceremony, Indiana University East awarded an Indiana University Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree to Paul W. Lingle, president of Lingle Real Estate and member of the IU East Board of Advisors. The honorary degree, the highest academic recognition Indiana University can bestow, is awarded to individuals who demonstrate the highest standards of personal integrity and sincere concern for the public good.
Nicole Dickson of Eaton, Ohio, addressed fellow classmates during the ceremony as the student speaker. Dickson receivde a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and was selected to address the 2012 class after auditioning for the honor.
Roger Crane of Richmond, Ind., is the recipient of the Naomi Osborne Award, an honor given to the graduate with the highest grade point average, and will lead the graduating class during the alumni induction ceremony.
Photos by Susanna Tanner.