CHADRON, Neb. – Chadron State College will return to in-person commencement exercises Saturday after hosting virtual events due to COVID-19 the past two semesters.
Graduate commencement will start at 9 a.m. with speaker Dr. Rick Koza, a CSC Business Professor who is retiring this year. Eighty-one May 2021 graduates and 14 graduates from 2020 will be participating.
Jessica Rotz of Hartville was among the graduates.
All guests must have a ticket and wear a face mask, and all participants and attendees must abide by the college's COVID-19 guidelines. Public seating is available at Beebe Stadium where the commencement ceremonies will be broadcast on the videoboard.
The opening moment of reflection will be given by Savanah Silbaugh of Sundance, Wyoming. Andrew Johnson of Fayetteville, North Carolina, will offer the closing moment of reflection.
Chadron State College, which was founded in 1911, is the only four-year, regionally accredited college in the western half of Nebraska. As a public institution with its roots in teacher education, Chadron State takes pride in its accessibility and affordability. Nearly 3,000 undergraduate, graduate and online students currently attend Chadron State, and its curriculum has grown to offer programs and courses in more than 50 majors and endorsements and eight master's degree programs.