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The University of Akron to award degrees to 1,150 candidates

2018-12-10 00:00:00.0

The University of Akron Interim President John C. Green will deliver the address at two commencement ceremonies at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall on Saturday, Dec. 15. UA’s fall class of 2018 includes a total of 1,150 degree candidates from 16 states and 19 countries. This group includes 57 candidates for doctorate degrees, 31 for Juris Doctor degrees, 176 for master’s degrees, 766 for bachelor’s degrees, and 120 candidates for associate degrees. 

Both ceremonies can be viewed on demand here.

The student speaker for Saturday’s 10 a.m. ceremony is Bayann Al-Khalilee. Hailing from Al-Bireh, Palestine, Al-Khalilee is graduating with Bachelor of Science degrees in Philosophy, Political Science and Economics. Joining her at the morning ceremony will be candidates from the following: 

  • Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences;
  • College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering;
  • College of Applied Science and Technology;
  • Wayne College; and
  • U.S. Army ROTC Cadet Commissioning. 

The student speaker at Saturday’s 1:30 p.m. commencement is  Peyton Zachrich of New Concord, Ohio. He is graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Financial Management, summa cum laude. Other soon-to-be graduates will join him at the Saturday morning ceremony from the following:

  • College of Engineering;
  • The LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education;
  • College of Business Administration; and
  • College of Health Professions.

Media contact: Cristine Boyd, 330-972-6476 or cboyd

Bayann Al-Khalilee

Bayann Al-Khalilee