Graduates of pharmacy and nursing students from Spokane University of Washington University celebrated Thursday with a ceremony at Martin Woldson Theater in Fox.
The festivities mark the return of the Inland Northwest season, as WSU, Gonzaga University, Whitworth University, Idaho University and North Idaho University all have festivals scheduled for this month.
And although they are all celebrating Class 2022, several offer the opportunity for a graduation ceremony face-to-face for students who missed out on a step-by-step approach due to the COVID-19 catastrophe barriers.
East Washington University and Spokane Community Colleges are organizing their inaugural ceremony in June.
Graduates enter Martin Woldson’s theater during the opening of the WSU College of Pharmacy and Medicine at The Fox on Thursday, May 5, 2022. (Kathy Plonka / Speaker Review)
Here is what is on the docket for this year’s celebrations:
Washington State University
• Undergraduate: 3,678 (all universities)
• Graduation: More than 1,050 (all universities)
WSU Pullman’s 2022 class is approximately 2,875 undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students. That includes 131 veterinary graduates from the Veterinary College.
The university is a host many celebrations to begin with at the Beasley Coliseum on Saturday.
Meanwhile, 405 students in the health fields at WSU Spokane are being celebrated this week.
Spokane College and Nursing College will hold a start ceremony at 1pm on Friday at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Stadium. Graduates are allowed to walk or participate in this private event of 2022 if they wish, WSU Spokane spokeswoman Heather Marie Byrd.
At WSU Vancouver, students are calling on others across the country to use the festival as a platform to urge President Joe Biden to cancel student debt.
Of the 563 students graduating at 1pm on Saturday from the University of Vancouver, a number of students and faculty are expected to have the message “Cancel Student Debt” on their hats and price tags on their gowns to show their debt burden, said a senior and a qualified coordinator. Ellah Allman.
“As qualified graduates, we believe that this initiative is in line with WSU’s commitment to educating students ” taking leadership, accountability, and community service ‘and’ applying knowledge through local and international engagement that will improve quality of life and grow the economy. nation, and the world, ‘”Allman said in a statement, quoting a WSU mission statement.
• Undergraduate: 1,235
• Graduation: 786
Gonzaga has several start-up celebrations planned this weekend.
Students with Gonzaga Law School will celebrate their graduation at 9 a.m. Saturday at McCarthey Athletic Center. Gloria Nevarez, attorney and commissioner for the West Coast Conference, will serve as the starting speaker, while Class ’77 alumna Christine Gregoire, former Washington governor and attorney general, will receive the University Law Medal.
The start of the graduation program will follow at noon, with insurance expert and sponsor Terry Payne serving as the highlighted speaker.
On Sunday, underground students will walk the stage at 9 a.m. at Spokane Stadium. Angela Jones, a teacher who has worked in higher education with the Spokane K-12 system, will serve as a starting point.
Gonzaga will also honor Class 2020 students with a ceremony at Spokane Stadium this weekend. The 2021 class was awarded for outdoor celebrations last year at the Mead School District Union Grounds.
“It has always been important for us Gonzaga to invite you, your classmates, and guests one day to come back and get a chance to meet again and celebrate the release of your personal degrees,” Gonzaga President Thayne McCulloh wrote in an invitation to the students.
• Undergraduate students: 640
• Qualified students: 170
Whitworth will celebrate Class 2022 with a kick-off ceremony at the school’s Pine Bowl.
The graduation ceremony is scheduled to take place at 1pm on May 21. Whitworth President Scott McQuilkin will deliver the inaugural address.
Undergraduate students are scheduled to cross the podium at 2 p.m. Sunday with a starting address from maths teacher Anne Trefry, who was voted by students in Class 2022 as one of the leading professors.
University of East Washington
EWU is organizing a start-up ceremony for semester students studying communication and stress science, dental hygiene, health sciences, nursing, occupational therapy and physical therapy at 10 a.m. Friday at the Spokane Conference Center.
EWU will celebrate the Class of 2022 students taking up quarterly calendar programs and celebrations starting next month at Spokane Arena.
Students in the colleges of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Public Health Sciences, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics will walk at 9 a.m. June 18, followed by College College students at 2 p.m.
Spokane Community Colleges
The inauguration ceremony of the Spokane Community Colleges is scheduled for June 17 at the Spokane Stadium.
The Spokane Falls Community College Festival will be held at 3 p.m., while the Spokane Community College will follow at 7 p.m.
In addition, the SCC and SFCC will also invite graduates from 2020 and 2021, who had a normal graduation due to this tragedy, to walk the stage this June.
• Undergraduate students: 975
• Qualified students: 318
Idaho University students at Moscow University are scheduled to take to the stage during two May 14 celebrations at Kibbie Dome. The full schedule is available at the UI launch event web page.
Former Seattle Times Executive Editor Don Shelton, a 1976 UI graduate, will give a start address in Moscow.
A student start at Boise UI University will take place at 7:30 pm on 17 May at the Boise Center, while the UI will celebrate the graduation of Idaho Falls students at 7pm on May 18 at the Idaho Falls Center. Luis Cortes Romero, a senior associate at the Novo Legal Group Washington office, will give a start-up address in Boise. The Idaho Falls address will be handled by Scott Cramer, director of the Cybercore Integration Center at Idaho National Laboratory.
Idaho North College
Students with the 2022 Class of North Idaho College will be celebrated with a ceremony at 10 a.m. May 13 at the Christianson Gymnasium Hall. A total of 825 students are expected to graduate this year, along with 104 high school students of both loans who will also graduate with a bachelor’s degree from North Idaho College. Lita Burns, the university’s former vice-president of training, will serve as the starting point speaker.