Valley City State University will hold its fifth Winter Commencement on Thursday, Dec. 19, at 3:30 p.m. in Vangstad Auditorium.
President Alan LaFave will preside at the commencement exercises and give remarks, as will Kathleen Neset, member of the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education.
The undergraduate student reflection will be presented by Autumn Johnson of Hazen, N.D., graduating on Thursday with a major in history and minor in political science.
Faculty speaker is Joan Oigawa Aus, associate professor of education and chair of the elementary education and English language learners programs at VCSU. Aus has taught at the university since 2000; in spring 2019, she received the Faculty Excellence Award for Senior Faculty.
Members of the VCSU Woodwind Studio, directed by Daniel Becker, assistant professor of music, will perform at the ceremony.
The event, open to the public, will be live streamed at www.youtube.com/user/VCSUVikings/live