HU Honors 317 Graduates, 4 Honorary Degrees at Commencement

By Kevin Kitt

HU Honors 317 Graduates, 4 Honorary Degrees at Commencement

May 19, 2013 Updated May 19, 2013 at 8:50 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) - Huntington University honored 317 graduates and four honorary degree recipients Saturday, during it's 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.




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