YPSILANTI, MI – Students from Eastern Michigan University celebrated the culmination of years of hard work during the university's winter graduation ceremony on Saturday, April 21
A total of 2,669 registered undergraduate candidates for the beginning of winter of the EMU of 2018, which took place during two ceremonies on Saturday at the Convocation Center of the UEM. This includes 1,897 undergraduate students, 762 graduate students and 10 doctoral students.
A total of 4,596 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees were awarded during the 2017 academic year.
U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell and the recently retired executive of Ford Motor Company, Donna Inch, served as initial speakers for the two EMU graduation ceremonies.
Dingell represents the 12th District of Michigan in the House of Representatives of the United States. She serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee and as Senior Whip. Prior to being elected to the Congress, she was Chair of the Board of Governors of Wayne State University.
Previously served as president of the GM Foundation.
Inch, a former alumnus of EMU, is a financial management leader who spent more than 35 years at Ford Motor Company before his recent retirement. He served as President and CEO of Ford Land Development Corporation until 2016 in his last position with the automaker.