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Fall 2017 KU School of Education Recognition Ceremony

The KU School of Education Recognition Ceremony for Fall Graduates is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, December 9. Time and location will be determined at a later date.

  • Students are eligible to participate if they did or will receive an undergraduate or graduate degree in August 2017 or December 2017. 
  • Students must register to participate. An online registration form will be available in mid-October. 
  • There is no limit on the number of guests and no tickets will be required.
  • Students and faculty will wear regalia (caps, gowns, and, for masters & doctoral degree recipients, hoods--purchasing information can be found here) and enter in a formal procession. Students will be grouped by degree and department. 
  • Students will have a designated seating area.
  • Students will cross the stage and be individually recognized. A professional photographer will take photographs and send electronic proofs. You may purchase the photos if you wish, but certainly are not obligated to do so.

Contact Paula Naughtin ( or 785-864-3726) with questions regarding the ceremony. We look forward to your attendance at this formal recognition ceremony.

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Paula Naughtin
Convocation Coordinator
KU School of Education

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#1 public program in nation for special education
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Assists public schools and other partners in all 105 Kansas counties
$938,377 in scholarship funds awarded to 420+ students
Research expenditures of $36,804,773 for 2011-12
Research from KU’s largest grant, the $24.5 million SWIFT project, assists educators, children, and families across the United States
The award-winning special education faculty published 140 refereed articles, 11 books, and 60 chapters in 2015-16
Students with intellectual disabilities are participating in KU undergraduate programs through a grant-funded KU special education program
Researchers on a $3.5 million grant are collecting data on an innovative reading program designed to teach reading to students with the most significant disabilities in seven Kansas school districts
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Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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