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FSU Commencement Ceremonies Slated for Saturday, Dec. 17

The 127th commencement ceremonies at Frostburg State University will be held Saturday, Dec. 17, in the Harold J. Cordts Main Arena on the FSU campus.

Dr. Catherine R. Gira, FSU President, will confer degrees on graduates during two exercises throughout the day. The College of Business and the College of Education will present degrees beginning at 10 a.m. and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ceremony will start at 2 p.m.

Student speakers at the fall commencement are Sarah Millman, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; James Romano III, College of Business; and Ashanna Wong Wing, College of Education.

With a double major in English and Spanish, Sarah Millman has been deeply involved in various extra-curricular activities, including leadership roles in Sigma Tau Delta (the English honorary), Sigma Delta Pi (the Spanish honorary) and Spanish Club. She also serves as a tutor for both her peers on campus and community children at an after-school program. An accomplished writer, Millman has contributed to FSU’s undergraduate literary journal Bittersweet. She traveled to Madrid for two months as part of a study abroad opportunity. Post graduation, she hopes to obtain a graduate degree in Spanish at The Johns Hopkins University and teach at the high school or college level.

James Romano III will receive his degree in business administration with a concentration in management. Throughout his years at FSU, Romano has received several awards as an outstanding scholar athlete, including the FSU Leadership Scholarship, Academic All-Conference Collegiate Soccer Award and FSU Team MVP Collegiate Soccer Award. Romano has been offered a full-time job at a leading construction company nine months before his graduation. He is a native of Joppa, Md.

A native of Beltsville, Md., Ashanna Wong Wing, an elementary education major, has excelled both in her studies and her internship placements as a kindergarten, first and fifth grade teacher. She has been an active member and leader of the Maryland Student Education Association and contributed to the Frostburg Storybook Holiday and FSU’s Annual Spring Festival of Children’s Literature. Wong Wing hopes to pursue graduate work at Bowie State University.

Presenting candidates for degrees will be Dr. Stephen Simpson, provost; Susan Arisman, dean of the College of Education; Dr. Danny Arnold, dean of the College of Business: and Dr. Joseph Hoffman, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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