Commencement News

IU Kokomo marks 50th Commencement, nearly 14,000 alumni

With great fanfare and applause, Indiana University Kokomo celebrated the achievements of the Class of 2019, at its 50th Commencement.

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Long-time leader serves as Commencement Grand Marshal

John Hughey’s distinguished career and service to Indiana University Kokomo reached full circle as he led the graduating class of 2019 during Commencement exercises, which marked his retirement after 18 years.

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Graduates look forward to future with IU degrees

A celebration of hard work.

That’s how Justin Lambrecht, member of the Indiana University Kokomo Class of 2019, described Tuesday’s (May 7) Commencement ceremony.

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College degrees key to family’s dreams for radiography graduate

Someday soon, Leon Babb plans to work for Veteran’s Affairs (VA) as a medical imaging technologist, while his wife, Alexius Babb, is a psychologist for the VA, or has her own private practice.

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Frankfort senior defies the odds, recovers from injuries to graduate

By most accounts, Chelsea Fields should not be able to walk across the stage to receive her Indiana University Kokomo diploma.

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Commencement celebrates 679 graduates

Indiana University Kokomo celebrates the accomplishments of the Class of 2019, at its 50th anniversary Commencement Tuesday, May 7.

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Psychology major finds a place to belong at IU Kokomo

When Andrew Fields enrolled at Indiana University Kokomo four years ago, his plan was to keep his head down, study and excel in his classes, and build a résumé that would lead to a career.

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Emita Hill, IU Kokomo chancellor emerita, to receive honorary degree

Chancellor Emerita Emita Hill, who led a period of significant growth for Indiana University Kokomo and was its first female chancellor, will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from IU.

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Longtime IU Kokomo staff among Class of 2019 graduates

For many years, graduates participating in Indiana University Kokomo’s Commencement have been able to count on the “mom table,” staffed by Susan Wilson and Terri Butler, for bobby pins to keep a mortarboard in place, a breath mint, or any other little last-minute need.

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Seniors study star instability in research project

Indiana University Kokomo seniors Nimra Afreen and Alexandra Bailey will have that unique attribute on their résumés when they graduate, after a semester running computer simulations of instability in stars with Patrick Motl, associate professor of physics.

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Graduate honors immigrant parents’ sacrifices with teaching career

Before they became parents, José and Maria Aguilar made a hard choice. They left behind their family and farm in Mexico, willing to start over to give their future children a better life in the United States.

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Senior earns dream job with hometown police department

As a middle school student in Frankfort, Dallas Snell admired the police officers he saw patrolling the streets, seeing them as role models.

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