Posted by Jim Haverstick on May 10, 2018

Southwestern Illinois College will hold its Commencement Ceremony Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m. in the Belleville Campus Varsity Gym, 2500 Carlyle Ave.

The college will confer a total of 1,277 degrees from summer 2017, fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters. There are 424 graduates with honors (a 3.5 grade point average or higher) and 63 with a 4.0 GPA. About 350 graduates are expected to participate in the ceremony.

SWIC alum and McKendree University Professor of Management and Marketing Jean M. Scheller-Sampson, D.Mgt., will serve as the keynote speaker. Scheller-Sampson, of Maryville, is one of 20 members of her family to attend SWIC including her father, siblings, nephews and nieces, in-laws, her husband and two of her children.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Theta Epsilon Chapter President Malinda V. Mullet of Lebanon will represent the class of 2018 as the graduating student speaker.

The college’s Health Sciences Pinning Ceremony will take place Tuesday, May 15 at
7 p.m. in St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville. The college will honor 178 graduates of the college’s eight Health Sciences degree programs.

The High School Equivalency Certification Ceremony is set for Wednesday, May 16 at
7 p.m. in the Belleville Campus Varsity Gym. The college will recognize 137 students who have earned their High School Equivalency Certificate during the summer 2017, fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters.

SWIC’s award-winning internet radio station, Blue Storm Radio, will be streaming the commencement ceremonies from 5-9 p.m., May 17. For the third year, family members and friends unable to attend the ceremonies can hear the live internet broadcast by going to Tunein and search Blue Storm Radio.