Hendrix College has announced its commencement time for 9 a.m. May 12 in the Wellness and Athletic Center Event Gym on campus.
President William M. Tsutsui is set to give the commencement address and the college will award the honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters to former Heifer International Chief Executive Officer Jo Luck — who has worked in politics serving several Arkansas governors including Dale Bumpers, Mark Pryor, Frank D. White and Bill Clinton — during the ceremony.
According to a news release from Hendrix, Tsutsui started his presidency in 2014, the same year the 2018 graduating class entered as freshman.
“Having been at Hendrix for four full academic years now, in some ways I consider this to be my senior year alongside these fantastic, dedicated students,” he said. “While I’ll be sticking around, it will be an honor to bid them farewell as they move on to what’s next.”
Overflow seating for the event will also be available in the recreation gym and in the Student Life and Technology Center, where the ceremony will be telecast.
The 2018 class will process through the recreation gym, where the Hendrix Wind Ensemble will perform with their music broadcast into the event gym.
Krist Scott is a 22-year-old psychology major graduating with the 2018 class.
“The uncertainty of post-graduation reminds me of the endless possibilities that await me,” she said. “That’s what I look forward to the most.”
Immediately following the May 12 ceremony, there will be a faculty reception for graduates in the Young-Wise Memorial Stadium Plaza.