Mount to hold first-ever December commencement ceremony

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The College of Mount St. Joseph will hold its first-ever December commencement ceremony this year.

This year’s ceremony will be Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. in the College Theatre, and 65 students will receive degrees. The students graduating are a mix of undergraduate and graduate students, and are receiving degrees from several academic divisions.

Carrie K. Hayden will be featured as the commencement speaker. Hayden is the co-chair of the Cincinnati Cancer Center Community Advisory Council and a member of the Associate Directors Committee of the Cincinnati Cancer Center. She was also only the second woman to serve as chair of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati Foundation Board. Her husband, John, served as a member of the College’s Board of Trustees during the 1990s, and the couple have served as chairs and co-chairs of Spring Jubilee, the Mount’s scholarship fundraiser. They live in Anderson Township.

The Mount held a special December commencement ceremony in 2011 for a student whose mother was critically ill with cancer, and decided to offer the option this year to all eligible students.

The College of Mount St. Joseph is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic college that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.