Seventeen Student-Athletes Set to Graduate Saturday
RICHMOND, Ky. – This Saturday in Alumni Coliseum, 15 student-athletes will receive their Eastern Kentucky University bachelor's degree and two others will receive a master's degree as part of the fall graduation ceremonies. Six different sports will be represented during the winter graduation ceremonies including student-athletes from baseball, football, soccer, men's tennis, women's tennis and volleyball.
This year's student-athlete graduates include: Ike Ariguzo (football), Candice Biltz (volleyball), Bo Brooks (football), Emily D'Italia (soccer), Ashley Edmond (volleyball), Allan Fugate (football), Channing Fugate (football), Melissa Gerritsen (women's tennis), Jake Hall (baseball), Andrew Lloyd (football), Khiry Maddox (football), Theron Norman (football), Milena Poffo (women's tennis), Daridge Saidi (men's tennis) and Mo Vogel (football).
Meanwhile, football players Tyler Horn and Matt Lengel are set to earn their master's degree from EKU.
One members of the cheer team is graduating as well – Brittany McDaniel.
The first ceremony, at 9 a.m., will honor degree candidates from the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Health Sciences. The second ceremony, at 2:30 p.m., will recognize candidates from the Colleges of Business & Technology, Education and Justice & Safety. Both ceremonies will be held in Alumni Coliseum and are open to the public.
Trey Grayson, president and CEO of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and former Kentucky Secretary of State, will speak at the morning ceremony and receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. Jon Carloftis, award-winning garden designer and author, will speak at the afternoon ceremony and receive an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree.
Together, the two ceremonies will honor 92 associate degree candidates, 1,033 bachelor's degree candidates, 285 master's degree candidates, one specialist degree candidate and 13 doctoral degree candidates.