MONROE, La (ULM Release) - On Saturday, Dec. 10, at 10 a.m., the University of Louisiana Monroe’s Fall 2016 Commencement Ceremony will take place in ULM’s Fant-Ewing Coliseum.
Degrees will be conferred by ULM President Dr. Nick J. Bruno to students in ULM’s three colleges and graduate school. Those students who finished their degrees during the summer sessions will also receive their degrees.
Louisiana State Senator Ronnie Johns will serve as the Commencement speaker.
Senator Johns is a 1972 graduate of ULM’s (formerly Northeast Louisiana University) School of Pharmacy and practiced retail pharmacy for 10 years in his hometown of Bunkie, La. In 1982, he made a career change and was appointed as an agent with State Farm Insurance Co. in Sulphur, La. where he lives today and still manages his State Farm Agency.
Senator Johns has devoted his legislative career to many business-related issues, health care issues, is a strong advocate for domestic violence victims, for adoption and foster care of children, and victims of human trafficking.
Several honor graduates will also be recognized during the ceremony. They are designated as summa cum laude (3.900-4.000), magna cum laude (3.750-3.899) and cum laude (3.500-3.749).