Tag Archives: Graduation

WLU releases plans for 2017 fall commencement

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor

West Liberty’s Fall 2017 Commencement Ceremony will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 9 in the ASRC. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and tickets are not required to enter. A reception will follow commencement in the College Union immediately after. 

Hilltoppers ready for spring 2017 commencement 

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

May is here, which means seniors are ready to say goodbye to West Liberty University. 
WLU will hold its Spring 2017 commencement ceremony at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 13 in the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex (ASRC).  

Try not to stress over job-hunting after graduation 

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager
Graduation is almost a month away, which is causing seniors on the hilltop to feel a little panicky. We’ve already graduated once, so what is there to be afraid of? Graduate school applications, building your resume, writing a cover letter, finding a good paying job, paying off student loans and possibly becoming homeless. Okay, I understand why you’re scared now!

Hilltoppers prepare for fall 2016 commencement 

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer 
West Liberty University will hold its Fall 2016 commencement ceremony at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 in the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex (ASRC). 
“One hundred and thirty-eight students are expected to complete graduation requirements during the fall semester,” said vice-president of student services Scott Cook. The complete list of summer and fall 2016 graduates participating in the ceremony is on page 4 of the print edition of The Trumpet. 

WLU welcomes Dianna Vargo as graduation speaker

By Nicole Henry, Distribution Manager

The Spring Commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 7th, 2016 in the Academic, Sports and Recreational Complex (ASRC) at 11 a.m. Ohio County Schools Superintendent Dr. Dianna Vargo will deliver the commencement address

Vargo is a resident of Wheeling, W. Va., and is an Ohio University alumna. She earned a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Mathematics at Ohio University in 1981, a Masters of Arts in Science/Mathematics Education from Wheeling Jesuit College in 1987, a Master of Arts in Education Administration from West Virginia University in 1993, and a Doctoral in Educational Leadership from West Virginia University in 2009.

What Comes After Graduation?

By Kyle Taylor, Contributing Writer

On May 9th, many WLU seniors are going to graduate. They have plenty of work to do before hand, like attending commencement, graduation fee, attending the graduation fair, paying off any financial obligations, and of course, being sure that they’ve met all the requirements for their major. All this is necessary in order to graduate, but there’s just as much work after graduation for students. After that is when one must try to get a job using what they’ve learned at college, which can be just as daunting to those who are unprepared.

One thing that many employers will immediately look at is whether you’re an undergraduate or a graduate student. For those who don’t know, undergraduate programs lead to getting an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in their field. Graduate students are the ones trying to earn a master’s degree or doctorate. These different degrees will help sway people looking to hire for students, both for what they will have them do as well as if they should hire them on at all.