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April 3, 1991

                          COMMENCEMENT MEETING MINUTES

                                 April 3, 1991

 

  MEMBERS PRESENT:  Charles Kennedy, Carole Nickerson, Joyce Williams-Green,

  Stan Musser, Ed Henneke, Nancy Barclay, Cindy Wood, Dan Taylor, Pat White,

  Pat Scanlon, Robert N. S. Chiang, Jim Marchman, Dave McKee, Tom Brown,

  Freeda Mills, John Moore, Larry Hincker, Phil Sponenberg, Don Drapeau,

  Wayne Speer, and Martin McMillion.

 

  Chair Kennedy called the meeting to order at 12:04 p.m. in 210 Burruss

  Hall.  An outline of the Commencement Ceremony with names in place was dis-

  tributed.  Tom Brown pointed out that the Alumni Association president is

  William Moseley now instead of William Latham.

 

  Dorm space reservations for graduation had reached 371 rooms and requests

  were still coming in.

 

  The CEC indicated an interest in having a post-commencement buffet listed

  next year on the order form that goes out for lodging and entertainment.

 

  USHER RIBBONS

 

  Wide ribbons for ushers' sashes are coming.  They were to arrive later in

  the week.

 

  HONOR SASHES

 

  Honor sashes are available at the University Bookstore.  The Bookstore has

  a list of students authorized to get them.

 

  USHERS

 

  Dan Taylor had the names from three colleges.  Other college represen-

  tatives were urged to get all the names in by Monday, April 8.  Commence-

  ment Programs will be delivered to Lane Stadium and re-routed to the

  Coliseum in case of rain.

 

  FLOWERS

 

  Shauna Bishop will order the flowers and ferns for the Lane Stadium stage.

 

  COLOR GUARD

 

  General Musser asked for clarification of some directions.  Means will be

  available to tie the flags in place on the stage if it is windy.  Other

  flags around the stadium will not be placed if the rain schedule is to be

  followed.  Local radio and TV stations will have the announcement by 5:00

  a.m.

 

  RECESSIONAL OF STUDENTS

 

  A student recessional is new this year.  The engineer's recessional will

  take them all the way through the tunnel to their places in Cassell.

 

  HANDICAPPED ACCESS

 

  Wayne Speer pointed out that wheel chairs go to the East stands and persons

  having limited walking ability should go to the West stands.

 

  GUEST RESERVE SEAT SECTION

 

  Stage party guests and other special guests are seated between sections 2

  and 4 on the West side.  They should meet at 8:30 a.m. in 220 Cassell.

 

 

 

  GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT

 

  A question about the Friday commencement for graduate students was not an-

  swered.  Martha Johnson, who was not present, was said to be the person to

  ask.  (Note: The Friday graduate commencement is a function of the Graduate

  School.)

 

  ALUMNI RECEPTION

 

  Tom Brown reported that Alumni Hall has been reserved again this year.  The

  reception has been for the stage party and others.  For some reason attend-

  ance has not been enough to warrant having it.  A suggestion to involve the

  300 emeritus faculty living in Blacksburg was given to Tom for consider-

  ation.

 

  HONORS RECEPTION

 

  Invitations went out to advisors of the students on April 2.  The reception

  is in the CEC on April 18 at 5:30 p.m. Copies of TECH TRIUMPH will be pro-

  vided for each honors student by the Alumni association.

 

  Chair Kennedy thanked the members of the committee and said that he felt

  that the last two commencements had been good.  He has received positive

  mail concerning the commencements.  Kennedy gave special thanks to any mem-

  bers whose terms on the committee ended with the '90-'91 year.

 

  NO FURTHER MEETINGS OF THE COMMENCEMENT COMMITTEE WILL BE HELD THIS SCHOOL

  YEAR.

 

  Adjournment was at 12:38 p.m.

 

                                              Recorded by Martin McMillion

                                                      College of Education

 

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