New Kensington commencement set for Saturday

May 14, 2009

Eighty-five graduates will receive master's, baccalaureate and associate degrees at the commencement exercises at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, in the campus Athletics Center.

Chancellor Kevin Snider will confer undergraduate degrees to 78 candidates and William D. Bigos, assistant professor of education at Penn State Harrisburg, will confer master of education degrees to seven candidates. Jimmy Williams, director of product strategy and applications, Military and Defense Sector, at Alcoa Technical Center, will deliver the commencement address, "Embracing the Future."

Williams manages the resources and collaborative processes that focus on creating innovative solutions and products that can be rapidly developed and deployed for military air, land, and sea segments. He holds a doctorate of science degree in engineering and policy from Washington University, a master's of business administration in marketing and management from Lindenwood College, and a bachelor's of science degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University.

John Spadaro, president of the Alle-Kiksi Society, will induct the new graduates in the Penn State Alumni Association.

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Last Updated May 14, 2009