College of Justice & Safety Celebrates Graduates

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Four hundred and eighty five graduates of Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice & Safety were recognized at commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

Two hundred and fifty graduates of Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice & Safety were recognized at commencement ceremonies on Saturday, December 12, 2015.

Additionally, seven students were commissioned in the US Army via the ROTC program by Major Chad Bennett.

Victor Kappeler, Dean of the College of Justice & Safety announced “In today’s ceremony, we are recognizing 395 bachelor’s degrees, 74 master’s degrees and 16 associate degrees for a total of 485 degrees.”

Ms. Renee Groulx, a homeland security graduate and EKU honors scholar from Louisville, KY, addressed the class of 2016 on behalf of the students.

Dr. Janna Vice, Provost of Eastern Kentucky University was the 2016 Commencement speaker.

Ken Armstrong, president, EKU’s College of Justice and Safety Alumni Society officially welcomed graduates to the alumni association.  Armstrong is assistant chief for the Lexington Division of Police and is a two-time graduate of the CJ&S with a bachelor’s degree in police studies and master’s degree in criminal justice.

A reception for the graduates and their family and friends was held in the Stratton Building immediately following commencement ceremonies.

Click here for a gallery of additional pictures from this ceremony

Published on May 20, 2016