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Speech professor to give December Commencement address
CONTACT: Cecelia Malhotra, college registrar, 304-424-8222.
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A college professor with nearly 30 years of tenure will deliver the main address Friday (Dec. 13) when West Virginia University at Parkersburg conducts its December Commencement.
Lewis Rutherford, professor of speech, will present his address entitled "Pay It Forward," at the 7 p.m. ceremonies in the College Activities Center.
More than 150 students are candidates for graduation.
WVU Parkersburg President Erik Bitterbaum will confer certificates, and associate and baccalaureate degrees during the exercises. Commencement faculty marshals will be David Lancaster, instructor of Education, and Karen Sadler, Nursing instructor. The College Chorale, under the direction of H.G. Young III, music professor, will perform with the Eastlawn Brass Quintet providing instrumental accompaniment.
A professor of speech, Rutherford received his bachelorís degree from Concord College, a masterís degree from West Virginia University, an additional masterís from West Virginia College of Graduates, and a doctorate from Southern Illinois University. He first joined the Parkersburg campus in 1974.
A reception in honor of the graduates and their families will follow the Commencement ceremonies.
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