Spring 2016 Commencement

May 13, 2016

10 a.m.

  • College of Health and Human Services
  • College of Natural and Applied Sciences
  • William H. Darr School of Agriculture

1:30 p.m.

  • College of Business

5 p.m.

  • College of Arts and Letters
  • College of Education
  • College of Humanities and Public Affairs
  • Global Studies majors

Ceremony Speakers

Abram 'Abe' McGull, II (@AbeMcGull)

Assistant U.S. attorney Abram 'Abe' McGull, II is based in Springfield and has dedicated his life to public service. He retired from the U.S. Navy as a commander (O-5) in 2012. He will speak at the 10 a.m. ceremony.

Gen. Frank J. Grass (@ChiefNGB)

Gen. Frank J. Grass is a MSU alumnus and serves as the 27th Chief, National Guard Bureau and as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He is responsible for nearly 460,000 Army and Air National Guard personnel. He will speak at the 1:30 p.m. ceremony.

Dr. John Bentley

Dr. John Bentley will receive an honorary doctorate for his extraordinary achievements in public affairs. Bentley provided free health care to the uninsured homeless through Sister Lorraine’s Kitchen Clinic and the Missouri Hotel for more than 20 years. He will speak at the 5 p.m. ceremony.

Student Speakers

Charlie Redhead (@CharRedhead)

Psychology major Charlie Redhead, a native of Kings Lynn, England, will be the student speaker for the 10 a.m. ceremony.

Elizabeth Sivill (@ESivill)

Accounting major Elizabeth Sivill is a native of Chillicothe, Missouri, and will be the student speaker for the 1:30 p.m. ceremony.

Elizabeth Armbrecht (@LadyLizard17)

Professional writing major Elizabeth Armbrecht is from Springfield, Illinois, and will be the student speaker at the 5 p.m. ceremony.