I am writing to congratulate you on being in the final stages of your degree program. You have every reason to take pride in being on the threshold of graduation.
We would appreciate knowing how you would like us to handle your preparations for the spring graduation exercise. Current college policy anticipates that you will participate in the April commencement ceremony unless we are notified to the contrary. Please take a few minutes and complete the graduation application, on which you will be asked to indicate whether you will be attending. We understand that December graduates often move out of the area and may not be able to return. Please indicate your current intentions. Should your situation subsequently change you can file an electronic update.
The bookstore’s deadline for ordering regalia and announcements from Jostens will be February 14, 2014.
The 2014 commencement ceremony will be held at the Dayton Convention Center on Saturday, April 26, at 8 p.m. We would encourage you to make every effort to be in attendance, as this is a significant event in your life and in the life of your family and friends. Few degree programs are ever completed without the support of those who care about us. Further, your presence will make the event a richer experience for us, and we believe you, like most students, will really love the occasion.
We will be happy to provide a professional photograph of you shaking the president’s hand as you receive your diploma. This picture will be mailed to you from the college in the weeks following the service.
Again, please visit this section of the website often for additional updates.
The Kettering College faculty and staff look forward to sharing a memorable commencement exercise with you in a few months. If you have any additional questions regarding graduation please feel free to make contact with the records office or the Dean for Academic Affairs’ office, and we will do our best to be responsive to your inquiry.
Congratulations and best wishes,
W. G. Nelson, Ed.D.
Dean for Academic Affairs