Congratulations from the President

Dear Graduates:

I wish to personally congratulate each one of you and to extend congratulations from the faculty, administration and staff of Ashland University to those of you who will receive either undergraduate or graduate degrees this winter. This is what you have worked hard to achieve and have looked forward to since enrolling at Ashland. You and your family have a right to be proud. We all look forward to recognizing your achievement at the Commencement ceremony on May 10.

The 2014 Commencement ceremony will be held at the Dwight Schar Athletic Complex's Miller Stadium off Broad Street on the Ashland University campus. The ceremony will be for undergraduate and graduate students and the procession will begin at 9:45 a.m. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in Kates Gymnasium inside the Physical Education Center and each undergraduate and graduate student will be given three tickets to allow his or her family to attend the ceremony. Overflow seating for the ceremony will be available in the Student Center Eagles’ Nest and the Student Center Auditorium, where the ceremony will be broadcast live at each venue. 

A Commencement day luncheon will be held to honor all of Ashland’s graduates. On behalf of the University, I am pleased to invite you (the graduate) and two members of your family to be our guests for the luncheon, which will be served immediately following the ceremony in Myers Convocation Center. Additional guests will be served for a fee. Please make your reservations by returning the attached form by May 2, 2014, or by visiting the order luncheon tickets online section on this website.

You are now entering a new stage in your life and becoming a member of the Ashland University Alumni Association. Alumni continue to make a difference in so many ways through their support of the Alumni Fund and equally important through the assistance of telling others about Ashland. Alumni rank as one of the strongest influencers as far as recruiting new students. Again, congratulations on your achievements and we look forward to sharing this special day with you.

DR. FREDERICK J. FINKS

President, Ashland University