Commencement season…commences


Over the next few weeks, thousands of students at Kentucky’s nonprofit private colleges and universities will walk across stages and receive their hard-earned degrees as their families and friends proudly look on. In a typical year AIKCU members award nearly 8,000 degrees. Traditional undergraduate students at AIKCU institutions are more likely to graduate in 4 years than their peers at public institutions, while adult and graduate students often find the accelerated, community-based, or online programs offered by AIKCU members to be just what they need to attain a degree.

Congratulations to all of the spring graduates who are joining nearly 1,500 graduates from earlier in the year to form the class of 2014! We salute your hard work and commitment.

Commencement season officially kicks off this weekend with ceremonies honoring graduates at Alice Lloyd College, Berea College, and Campbellsville University and runs through the June 7 commencement of Spalding University in Louisville. (More than half of AIKCU members will celebrate commencement the weekend of May 9-10. Watch for a second commencement schedules post next week.)

Commencement details for weekend of May 2-4 

Alice Lloyd College

Saturday, May 3
Grady Nutt Athletic Center on Alice Lloyd College Campus

10:30 AM
Baccalaureate speaker: Glenn Noe

12:15 PM
Commencement Speaker: Dr. Anthony Yonts, Alice Lloyd College and June Buchanon School alumnus
Anticipated number of graduates: 101

Berea College

Sunday, May 4

10:30 AM
Phelps Stokes Chapel
Baccalaureate Speaker: Rev. Roger Ferlo, Ph.D.

2 PM
Seabury Center
Commencement speakers: bell hooks, author and social activist, and Silas House, novelist and environmental activist.
Anticipated number of graduates: 271

Berea College commencement release:
Commencement live stream (day of event)

Campbellsville University

Graduate Commencement:
Friday, May 2
7 PM
Ransdell Chapel
Anticipated number of master’s degree graduates: 150

Undergraduate Commencement:
Saturday, May 3
9 AM
Powell Athletic Center
Commencement speaker: U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-KY 1st District
Anticipated number of graduates: 262

CU commencement news release