Mary Lynne White of Mt. Sterling will be the student speaker for Morehead State University’s Winter Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 18.
During the ceremony that begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Academic-Athletic Center, MSU President Wayne D. Andrews will confer degrees on 576 graduate and undergraduate students.
A graduate of Montgomery County High School, she is the daughter of Kim and Charles White Jr. of Mt. Sterling.
She is a candidate for a bachelor’s degree in business, with an emphasis in management.
White has been on the Dean’s List for eight consecutive semesters. She has been supported by the Presidential, Alumni and the Kentucky Education Excellence scholarships.
She served as a member of Student Activities Council during her sophomore and junior years and received the Most Creative Member Award in 2009.
During her time with Student Activities Council, she coordinated various art projects for public relations purposes for the group and helped organize and implement their annual Dance Marathon, benefitting the Children’s Miracle Network.
White is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society, and in the spring semester of 2010, she was named Outstanding Management and Marketing Department Student in the College of Business and Public Affairs. She also serves as a deacon at First Christian Church in Mt. Sterling.
After graduating from Morehead State University, White plans to start work and eventually continue her education by pursuing a master’s degree in business, with an emphasis in human resource management.
For the commencement exercises, the grand marshal and mace bearer will be Greg Wing, associate professor of music, who received the 2010 Distinguished Teacher Award.
Faculty marshals will be Dr. Frances L. Helphinstine, professor of English, and Dr. Dora Ahmadi, chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences.
Student marshals will be Bret May of Pikeville and Brittany Jackson of Mt. Sterling, Graduate Programs; Kara Wells of Carlisle and Sarah Whisman of Mt. Sterling; College of Science and Technology; Justin Masters of Morehead and Catherine Bevis of Wilmington, Ohio, College of Business and Public Affairs; Emma Keough of Batavia, Ohio, and Amie Weckenbrock of Ft. Wright, College of Education; Hannah Doyle of Flemingsburg and Susan Ahmadi of Morehead, Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Sarah Bowling of Virginia Beach, Va., will sing the national anthem; Rachael Fannin of Elliottville will lead the alma mater; and MSU’s Black Gospel Ensemble, directed by Dr. Roosevelt Escalante, will perform during the commencement program.
Following the ceremony, the newest alumni will be inducted into the MSU Alumni Association Inc. by its president, Clyde James of Morehead.
Additional information on Winter Commencement exercises is available by calling (606) 783-2008.