TIFFIN, OH — For the first time in 60 years, Heidelberg University’s commencement was held outdoors in the university’s new Hoernemann Stadium. A total of 188 undergraduates and 62 graduate students officially joined the ranks of Heidelberg alumni on May 10.
Among the local/area students who received their diplomas are the following students: Michael Downing of Wauseon, Ohio, Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Miranda Vanover of Montpelier, Ohio, Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations.
President Robert H. Huntington presented diplomas to 188 seniors and an additional 62 graduate students, who received master’s degrees in counseling, education, business administration and music education.
Dr. Kent John Chabotar, president emeritus and professor of political science at Guilford University and a pre-eminent scholar on higher education leadership and finances, delivered the commencement address. Heidelberg presented Chabotar with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree. Graduating senior Alex Wilhelm was selected to represent the Class of 2015 as its speaker.