Commencement To Feature Speaker Stuart Price
92nd Commencement Ceremony May 8 at
Claremore Expo Center
Price, a member of the Oklahoma State Board of Regents for Higher Education,
will serve as speaker for Rogers State University's 92nd commencement
ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at the Claremore Expo Center.
expects to confer degrees on 360 students, the university's largest graduating
class in recent history, including 93 candidates for bachelor's degrees and 267
candidates for associate's degrees. This is the third year that RSU has awarded
bachelor's degrees since gaining accreditation as a four-year university in
year's graduates will range in age from 19 to 65 and are from as close as
Claremore and as far away as Japan.
commencement day events will include a nurse pinning ceremony and a brunch for
graduates and their families.
pinning ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. in the Will Rogers Auditorium. Fifty
graduates of the RSU nursing program will receive pins during the university's
21st nurse pinning ceremony.
year, a new tradition will begin during RSU commencement day with a free brunch
for graduates and their families to be served from 10:30 a.m. to noon on the
lawn between Will Rogers Auditorium and Post Hall.
should report to the main entrance of the Claremore Expo Center to line up for
the commencement ceremony at 12 noon. Families may be seated at any time before
Price, the owner of an oil, gas and energy company in Tulsa, has been a leading
figure in Oklahoma politics for several years. He was the Democratic nominee for
the U.S. House of Representatives in the first district of Oklahoma in 1994. He
has served as a member of the Democratic National Committee Rules Committee, a
national delegate for President Bill Clinton in 1992 and the state coordinator
for Gary Hart in 1984.
served as trustee for Gilcrease Museum, chairman of the Tulsa City Park and
Recreation Board, national chairman of the University of Tulsa School of Law
fundraising drive and a member of the board of directors of the RSU Foundation.
received a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and
a law degree from the University of Tulsa. He and his wife, Linda Mitchell
Price, live in Tulsa and have four children.
information on RSU commencement activities, call (918) 343-7579.