KOKOMO, Ind. —Commencement — it’s the best day of the year.
The pomp and circumstance may be over, but Indiana University Kokomo continues to celebrate its most recent graduates.
Join in the celebration by watching this video, with highlights from our Commencement ceremony, which took place May 11, 2022, with degrees awarded to 693 graduates.
And, to paraphrase class speaker Paola Cubides — You made it, Class of 2022!
Education is KEY at Indiana University Kokomo.
Description of the video:
Commencement 2022 Transcript
A graphic is on screen that reads “Commencement 2022 – IU Kokomo” followed by a series of speakers and images from commencement day at the Pavilion at IU Kokomo.
00:00:00:09 - 00:00:01:08
Speaker 1 - IU President Pamela Whitten addresses the crowd.
“Well, good morning.”
00:00:03:13 - 00:00:04:18
Speaker 1 – President Whitten Continues
“You guys ready to graduate?”
00:00:07:12 - 00:00:10:17
Speaker 2 – Student speaker Paola Cubides speaks
“Today we say goodbye to our long and
00:00:10:17 - 00:00:31:21
Speaker 2 – Paola Cubides
unprecedented years on campus. Today, we say goodbye to those college experiences and wonderful friends. Today, we say goodbye to remarkable professors and staff. Today, we finally say goodbye to Zoom classes and discussion boards. Yes.
00:00:33:03 - 00:00:39:14
Speaker 3 – A graduate speaks
I just found out that I passed my nursing boards. I took them yesterday, and I just found out that I passed.
00:00:39:14 - 00:00:45:14
Speaker 4 – A different graduate speaks
I'd like to shout out Kevin Clark, Professor Clark because he's the only reason I graduated so shout out to you.
00:00:46:03 - 00:00:56:10
Speaker 5 – A graduate speaks
I'm feeling excited. I'm feeling a little bittersweet. I've spent a lot of years here, and I love it here. And I'm ready to move on to bigger and better things. But I am going to miss this place. So a lot of good memories here.
00:00:56:20 - 00:01:09:11
Speaker 6 – a graduate speaks
And I thank Dr. Kingsley, she motivated us and she brought a new technique into the classroom using games, even helping us like advance our practice and how we thought and how we did things.
00:01:09:19 - 00:01:18:00
Speaker 7 – a graduate speaks
Yeah, I'm really grateful for the time that all the faculty gave to help me with my education, make sure that I really felt comfortable. I knew what I was doing.
00:01:18:00 - 00:01:24:03
Speaker 8 – a graduate speaks
My NMAT professors. Thank you, guys. I grew so much under you all so thank you so much.
00:01:24:20 - 00:01:46:07
Speaker 9 – Chancellor Sciame-Giesecke speaks
It is an honor and a privilege to introduce to you the 693 members of the class of 2022. Today marks our 53rd commencement ceremony, and that time we have conferred degrees to more than 16,000 graduates who have gone out into our region, the state, and the nation to make a difference.
00:01:46:19 - 00:02:06:07
Speaker 1 – President Whitten speaks
Candidates by virtue of the authority vested in me by the trustees of Indiana University I am proud to confer upon each and every one of you the degrees recommended by the faculty with attendant rights and responsibilities. Congratulations. You now hold a college degree from Indiana University.
00:02:06:07 - 00:02:08:06
Speaker 2 – Paola Cubides speaks
We made it Class of 2022!
A final graphic reads “IU Kokomo – Congratulations to the Class of 2022 – iuk.edu