Frostburg State University Celebrates Achievements of Spring 2019 Graduates

May 6, 2019 3:30 PM

Frostburg State University will celebrate student achievements of its spring 2019 graduating class with the 154th Commencement on Thursday, May 23, during two ceremonies in the Cordts Physical Education Center Main Arena.

University System of Maryland (USM) Regent Robert Neall will confer degrees and FSU President Ronald Nowaczyk will present diplomas to graduates during the two exercises. USM Chancellor Robert Caret will also bring greetings.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ceremony will start at 9:30 a.m., and the Colleges of Business and Education will begin at 2 p.m. Featured student speakers for the ceremony include Nicholas Fuhrmann, College of Business; Victoria Diggs, College of Education; and Andrea Constant, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Fuhrmann, of South Riding, Va., is earning his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance. Fuhrmann made the Dean’s List every semester during his Frostburg career after transferring from Frederick Community College with an associate degree. He successfully managed his academics and his time as a student-athlete in baseball; he was named to the Capital Athletic Conference All-Academic Team in 2018. Fuhrmann has volunteer experience as an assistant baseball coach, summer camp counselor and a Christian youth group leader. He is also a member of Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honors Society and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. He has worked under the distribution engineer at Fairfax County Water Authority and is a licensed realtor with Keller-Williams Realty. “I am grateful to have had the opportunity to attend this school, and it is a great pleasure to be a Bobcat,” said Fuhrmann.

Diggs, of Columbia, Md., is earning her bachelor’s degree in health and physical education. Diggs made the Dean’s List every semester throughout her Frostburg career. She demonstrated great promise as a health and physical education teacher during her internship experience at Mountain Ridge High School. Her instructors noted her impressive ability to develop relationships with her students and find unique ways to motivate participation in fitness-related activities. Diggs started for the Women’s Basketball Team at FSU, becoming only the 19th player in the program’s history to achieve 1,000-point status. She was a Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) First-Team Selection in 2018 and 2019 and the CAC and Eastern College Athletic Conference DIII South Region Rookie of the Year in 2017. She also volunteered at the Savage Man Triathlon two years in a row.

Constant, of Frederick, Md., is earning her bachelor’s degree in sociology and social science with concentrations in sociology and political science. Constant was the vice president of the Latin American Student Organization and the Juvenile Justice chair and vice president of the campus NAACP. FSU helped influence Constant’s social engagement, and the campus NAACP nurtured her growth as a social justice advocate and student leader on campus. In addition, she has been a student representative for the Excellence in Academic Advising Project since 2018, where she serves on the Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Committee. She is a Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program scholar, part of a program that assists underrepresented students in pursuing post-graduate study. Constant has been accepted into a fully funded sociology doctoral program at Syracuse University. Constant also acted as an ORIE mentor and has facilitated numerous classes. “It is hard to overstate the meaningful contributions that Andrea Constant has made to Frostburg State University and the Frostburg community,” said Dr. Jennifer Earles, assistant professor in sociology.

Provost Dr. Elizabeth Throop; Dr. Sudhir Singh, dean of the College of Business; Dr. Boyce Williams, interim dean of the College of Education; and Dr. Kim Hixson, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will present candidates for degrees.

Tickets are required to attend Commencement. You can find more information at the Commencement web site. The ceremony will also be streamed live online. You will find the livestream link on the FSU web site on the day of the commencement.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit the Frostburg State web site or the FSU Facebook page. Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.

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