Valley City State University will hold its 126th spring commencement exercises at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 12, 2018, in W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse.
A total of 174 students—155 undergraduates and 19 graduate students—are candidates for degrees in the spring 2018 term. VCSU students will be awarded the following degrees: Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.), Master of Education (M.Ed.), Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of University Studies (B.U.S.). The M.A.T. candidates represent the first graduates of the program, which began in fall 2016.
VCSU Interim President Margaret Dahlberg will direct the ceremony and give remarks. Also speaking will be Don Morton, chair of the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education.
Niklas Ernst, a senior from Kiel, Germany, will give the student reflection. Student Senate president this past year and a four-year member of the Viking track team during his VCSU career, Ernst will graduate with a major in social science with a concentration in political science.
The commencement address will be given by Kathryn Woehl, associate professor of social science, who has taught psychology at VCSU since 2010. Woehl was recently selected as Student Senate’s 2018 Teacher of the Year.
The public is invited to attend the commencement ceremony. The ceremony will also be live streamed; it can be viewed online at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at www.youtube.com/user/VCSUVikings/live