KU News Release

May 7, 2010
Contact: Mary Jane Dunlap, University Relations, (785) 864-8853

KU announces more than 4,500 candidates for degrees for spring 2010

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LAWRENCE — The names of more than 4,500 candidates for degrees at the University of Kansas this spring — representing 92 Kansas counties, 46 other states, Puerto Rico and more than 40 other countries — have been announced by the University Registrar.

KU’s Class of 2010 includes 2,385 who completed degree work in summer and fall 2009. Because KU conducts only one formal Commencement ceremony each year, many of these graduates will return Sunday, May 16, for the university’s 138th Commencement. More than half of the members of the Class of 2010 are expected to participate.

Faculty and candidates for degrees will assemble at 2 p.m. along Memorial Drive for the procession, which begins at 2:30 p.m. The program begins about 3:30 p.m.

If it is raining the morning of Commencement, an announcement will be made at 1 p.m. about arrangements for a postponed ceremony. The announcement will be posted at alert.ku.edu; on radio stations KJHK (FM 90.7), KANU (FM 91.5), KLZR (FM 105.9), WIBW (AM 580), KMBZ (AM 980), and KLWN (AM 1320); and on Sunflower Broadband (cable channel 6 in Lawrence). KU Info will also post the information at kuinfo.ku.edu. Students who signed up to receive alert notifications on their cell phones will receive a text message if Commencement is postponed.

Commencement information and an up-to-date schedule of events are available at commencement.ku.edu.

Degree candidates are listed below by home county, state or country; degree; major; level in school; gender; parents’ names; and high school (when available).

The University of Kansas is a major comprehensive research and teaching university. University Relations is the central public relations office for KU's Lawrence campus.

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