Despite the winter storm that briefly interrupted finals week at Pittsburg State University, a total of 575 students are eligible to participate in winter commencement ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 14. Commencement exercises begin at 7:30 p.m. in the John Lance Arena in the Weede Physical Education Building.Three PSU alumni will be honored at commencement with the PSU Alumni Association#&39;s Meritorious Achievement Award. They are Robert L. Bailey, retired chairperson, CEO, and president of the State Auto Insurance Companies; Dr. Roy Jensen, director of the University of Kansas Cancer Center; and Dr. David L. Sallee, president of William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. A reception for the award winners will be held at 5 p.m. at the Wilkinson Alumni Center.Immediately preceding commencement, graduates, their families and friends are invited to the traditional President#&39;s Reception, which begins at 6 p.m. on the Mezzanine in John Lance Arena.
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