University honors 317 graduates during 115th Commencement
HUNTINGTON, Ind. Huntington University honored 317 graduates and four honorary degree recipients today, May 18, during the 115th Commencement ceremonies.
Huntington University awarded 23 Master of Arts degrees, 11 Master of Education degrees, 72 Bachelor of Arts degrees, 1 Bachelor of Music degree, 171 Bachelor of Science degrees, 21 Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees, 11 Bachelor of Social Work degrees, 2 Associate of Arts and 9 Associate of Science degrees.
Commencement speaker Mike Packnett, Parkview Health president and CEO, challenged students to use "Your Secret Weapon" by having the mind of Christ in all things.
Four individuals were also recognized at commencement with honorary doctorates. An honorary Doctor of Humane Letters was awarded to commencement speaker Packnett; an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science was presented to Dale Haupert, a 25-year HU Board of Trustees member; an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters was presented to Dr. Emmett Lippe, an 18-year board member; and an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science was presented to Edward Souers, past president of the board and a 15-year board member.