Local college commencement ceremonies set

The eighth comptroller general of the U.S., head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office and a 1973 Lycoming College graduate, Gene L. Dodaro, will speak at Lycoming College’s commencement ceremony at 1 p.m. May 4. The graduating class will walk though the Oliver Sterling Metzler Gates and make its way to the quad for the ceremony.

While Lycoming College prepares for its commencement ceremony, other local colleges are gearing up for their own ceremonies.

Lock Haven University’s commencement ceremony for master’s degrees will take place at 7:30 p.m. May 9 in the Price Performance Center.

The undergraduate ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. May 10 at the Hubert Jack Stadium. Lock Haven Class of 2003 graduate Micah Smith, a U.S. attorney and former clerk for the Supreme Court, will be this year’s speaker.

Mansfield University’s commencement ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. May 10 in Decker Gymnasium. Dr. Francis “Frank” Duffy is a professor of public administration and coordinates a master of public administration program at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. The author of nine books, many articles and numerous chapters on how to transform organizations, he is a 1974 Mansfield graduate and will be the speaker.

The Pennsylvania College of Technology will hold its commencement ceremonies May 16 and May 17 at the Community Arts Center. Student speakers for each ceremony will be announced in late April. Penn College’s School of Business and Hospitality and the School of Construction and Design Technologies commencement ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. May 16. The School of Industrial, Computing and Engineering Technologies, and the School of Transportation and Natural Resources Technologies commencement ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. May 17. The School of Health and Sciences and the School of Sciences, Humanities and Visual Communications commencement will take place at 1:30 p.m. May 17.

Bucknell University will hold its commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. May 18 in the academic quad on campus. This year’s commencement speaker will be best-selling author Sheryl WuDunn, author of three books including “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.” WuDunn also is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.