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Montana Tech Announces Commencement Activities



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Montana Tech will celebrate its 115th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Butte Civic Center. At this year’s ceremony, Montana Tech will graduate 539 students.

Commencement week activities begin on Thursday, May 14, 2015 with graduates going through a rehearsal ceremony in preparation for Saturday. The rehearsal will take place in the HPER complex at 3:00 p.m. Later Thursday evening, Montana Tech will honor the members of the classes of 1950, 1955, 1960, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, and 1990 at the Alumni Reunion Banquet and at the Commencement Ceremony. The banquet begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Treasure State Room at the Hotel Finlen. 

On Friday evening, approximately 250 alumni and friends of Montana Tech will gather in Montana Tech’s HPER Complex for the annual Alumni Association Banquet. This event, held in honor of the graduating class of 2015, begins at 6:00 p.m. with no-host cocktails followed by the banquet at 7:00 p.m. The cost of the dinner is $30.00 per person and reservations are available by calling 496-4402. This event is sponsored by the Montana Tech Alumni Association.

Saturday morning will kick-off with the Nursing Pinning Ceremony in the Library Auditorium at 8:30 a.m. The Montana Tech Nursing Pinning Ceremony is a symbolic welcoming of newly graduated nurses into the nursing profession. At the ceremony, 13 Associate of Science (ASN) students and 11 Bachelor of Science (BSN) students will be presented with nursing pins by Montana Tech Nursing Department faculty.  Kelsiann Chauffepied, ASN student, will speak to those in attendance.

The Order of the Engineering Ring Ceremony will also take place on Saturday beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Butte Civic Center. The ceremony will see approximately 95 Montana Tech engineering students, faculty and staff participate.

At approximately 10:15 a.m. on May 16, 2015, degree candidates will begin assembling in the halls of the Butte Civic Center in preparation for the Commencement Ceremony, slated to begin at 11:00 a.m. A reception for graduates, family members, and friends will occur immediately following the Commencement Ceremony (approximately 1:15 pm) in annex of the Butte Civic Center.

For more information, please contact Amanda Badovinac, Public Relations Office, at Montana Tech at 406-496-4828.