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EMU Winter Commencement Saturday at Convocation Center

Dec 20, 2013

Eastern Michigan University's winter Commencement ceremony takes place Saturday afternoon at the Convocation Center.

EMU's Director of Media Relations, Geoff Larcom  tells WEMU News that EMU's graduation numbers are up slightly from last year, when 1,715 students made the trek across the stage. More than 1,800 students are expected to graduate Saturday.

Larcom adds that the percentage of students graduating from Eastern has been in the high 30% range over the past ten years or so and that EMU has a graduation and retention program in place to help bring those numbers up.

Eastern's Winter Commencement will take place at 2:00pm Saturday at the Convocation Center.

Commencement speaker Wesley Coller is a Hollywood film producer and EMU grad. He's the executive producer of the forthcoming sequel to "Man of Steel", due out in the summer of 2015. Coller will receive an honorary Doctor of Arts degree.

Be sure to catch Bob Eccles' interview with Collier on All Things Considered: 

EMU Alum and Commencent Speaker, Wesley Coller Discusses Career in the Arts

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