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St. Scholastica fall commencement Dec. 15

The College of St. Scholastica celebrates its fall commencement at noon Saturday, Dec. 15, in the Reif Gymnasium on campus. There are 664 candidates for graduation, including 399 undergraduate and 265 graduate students. More than 250 students are...

The College of St. Scholastica celebrates its fall commencement at noon Saturday, Dec. 15, in the Reif Gymnasium on campus.

There are 664 candidates for graduation, including 399 undergraduate and 265 graduate students. More than 250 students are expected to participate in the ceremony.

Among undergraduates, the most popular majors are nursing, social work and management. The top degrees for graduate students are the Master of Business Administration, Doctorate of Physical Therapy and Master of Science in health information management.

The commencement speaker will be Alan Hodnik, chairman, president and CEO of Allete, the parent of Minnesota Power, Superior Water Light & Power, Allete Clean Energy, US Water Services and BNI Energy.

Graduating MBA student Judith Crespo Melendez gives the student address.

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Students are invited to take part in a Baccalaureate Mass at 9 a.m. in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel, as well as a brunch before the ceremony at 10 a.m. in Somers Lounge. A reception will be held immediately after the ceremony in Storm's Den on the ground floor of Tower Hall.

The ceremony is expected to last about two hours.

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