UNOH Confers 1,688 Degrees and Diplomas at Graduation Ceremonies on June 14, 2015

Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2015

The University of Northwestern Ohio’s 95th annual commencement exercises will be held this year on Sunday, June 14, at 1:00 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center.  A total of 1,274 students from the College of Applied Technologies, College of Business, College of Health Professions, College of Occupational Professions, and Graduate College will be receiving their degrees and diplomas.  There are 414 students who have earned two or more credentials.

Mr. Taylor Booth was nominated to be the graduation speaker representing the Graduate College and the Colleges of Business, Health Professions, and Occupational Professions.  He was nominated by the faculty because of his dedication to the university, knowledge within his field of study, and ability to perform in and outside of the classroom.   Booth is originally from Deshler, Ohio and was a 2011 graduate of Patrick Henry High School.  He chose to attend UNOH because of its affordability and small class sizes.  Booth will be receiving his Baccalaureate Degree in Business Administration.  During his time at UNOH, Booth was a charter member of the American Marketing Association’s UNOH Chapter, and on the UNOH Men’s Bowling Team.  Booth served as a captain of the bowling team during the 2014-2015 season.  When asked to describe a memorable experience at UNOH, Booth said it was the ability to travel the country with the UNOH Bowling team.  Upon hearing that he would be a graduation speaker, Booth said, “It is truly an honor. It means a great deal that the faculty and administration had faith in selecting me to represent the College of Business at graduation”.

Mr. Brent Horner was nominated to be the graduation speaker for the College of Applied Technologies.  He was nominated by faculty in the College of Applied Technologies due to his academic success, Horner was on the Dean’s list 17 times, his motivation to learn, and being passionate about future technology.   Horner is originally from Nanticoke, Maryland and is a 2012 graduate from Parkside High School.  Horner chose to attend UNOH because he wanted to be a member of the UNOH Motorsports Team.  Horner will be receiving his Associate’s Degree in Automotive and High Performance Technology along with CDL training.   Horner’s most memorable experience at UNOH includes traveling the country with the Motorsports team and being able to help student driver, Joel Ortberg, get his first UMP Modified feature win!   Horner already has a job lined up following graduation in the high performance racing industry and he says being named a graduation speaker, “means that all my long hours and dedication through my college career paid off”.   

The University Grand Marshal this year is Rodney A. Batch.  Mr. Batch has been employed by UNOH for 17 years and is an Automotive and Diesel instructor in the College of Applied Technologies who teaches Steering & Suspension, Hydraulic Brake Systems, and Transportation Air Conditioning courses. Derk Kaza is the Marshal for the College of Applied Technologies and Emily Dillon is the Marshal for the Colleges of Business, Health Professions, Occupational Professions and Graduate College.

The 2015 University of Northwestern Ohio graduates represent 32 states, including Puerto Rico, and 10 countries (United States of America, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Crimea, Serbia, Slovenia, United Kingdom, and Venezuela).


Media Note: For the third year International students will be recognized with special stoles marking their country of heritage.  For the fourth year, all military service members and veterans will be recognized with red, white, and blue cords around their necks.  These graduates and faculty members are being recognized to show respect for the service they provided for the United States.

Category: Business, Health, and Occupational Professions, Campus & Community, Applied Technologies

Keywords: Graduation

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