Kent State University will hold its fall 2013 commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Dec. 13 and Dec. 14, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.
Kent State will confer 1,984 degrees, including 1,544 bachelor's degrees, 390 master's degrees, 47 doctoral degrees and three educational specialist degrees.
Speaker for the 6 p.m. Dec. 13 ceremony is Dr. Melody Tankersley, Kent State's associate provost for academic affairs and a professor in the College of Education, Health and Human Services.
Former NASA astronaut and Kent State alumnus Carl E. Walz will speak at the 9:30 a.m. ceremony Dec. 14.
Walz had four space flights logging a total of 231 days in space.
Walz received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Kent State in 1977 and a Master of Science in solid state physics from John Carroll University in 1979.
Speaker for Saturday's 1:30 p.m. ceremony is Kent City Manager Dave Ruller.