UNOH Confers more than 1,700 Degrees and Diplomas at Graduation Ceremonies on June 11, 2017

Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2017

The University of Northwestern Ohio’s 97th annual commencement exercises will be held this year on Sunday, June 11, at 1:00 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center.  A total of 1,393 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 250 students who have earned two or more credentials.

Ms. Kelsey Fiely was nominated to be the graduation speaker representing the Colleges of Business, Health Professions, and Occupational Professions.  She was nominated by the faculty because of her excellent performance on campus both in and outside of the classroom.  Fiely is from Fort Recovery, Ohio, and graduated from Fort Recovery High School in 2013. Fiely chose to attend UNOH because she was able to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Accounting while playing Varsity Volleyball.  While at UNOH, Fiely participated in The Journey and was also a RACER Leader, a student ambassador that assists new students in acclimating to college life during open houses, orientations, and move-in events.  Upon hearing that she was selected as a graduation speaker Fiely said, “Words don’t even describe how honored I am. I was shocked when a professor told me they nominated me, so when I was told I was chosen I was very excited.” Fiely’s speech to the graduating class of 2017 will be all about stepping out of her comfort zone and taking risks.  In June, Fiely will start her job as a staff accountant at Moorman, Hartings and Company in Coldwater, Ohio.

Mr. Erik Dickel was nominated to be the graduation speaker for the College of Applied Technologies.  He was nominated by faculty for being a stellar student and his commitment to the University serving as a student worker.  Dickel is originally from York, Pennsylvania, and is a 2014 graduate of Red Lion High School.  Dickel is obtaining an Automotive & Diesel Technology associates degree along with an Alternate Fuels diploma.  He chose to attend UNOH because it offered an accredited degree in his field of interest. When he learned about being selected as the graduation speaker for the College of Applied Technologies Dickel said, “This is a great feeling.  It tells me that I made an impact on the faculty and that they noticed my efforts to work hard to complete my degree.” Dickel completed classwork in May and has since been working full time as an Auto/Diesel Technician at Empty Tank Diesel and Gasoline in York, Pennsylvania. Dickel’s favorite UNOH memories are the time spent at Limaland Motorsports Park with his friends and meeting people from all over the country and world every six weeks.   

The University Grand Marshal this year is Dr. Holly Norton.  Dr. Norton has been employed by UNOH for 18 years starting as a Senior Instructor and now serving as a Professor.  Jaecob Dennis is the Marshal for the College of Applied Technologies and Madison Lane is the Marshal for the Colleges of Business, Health Professions, Occupational Professions, and Graduate College.

The 2017 University of Northwestern Ohio graduates represent 34 states, including Puerto Rico, and 20 countries (Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, India, New Zealand, Panama, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe).

Media Note: International students will be recognized with special stoles marking their country of heritage.  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: Applied Technologies, Campus & Community, Business, Health, and Occupational Professions

Keywords: Graduation

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Last updated: 10/16/2017