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Ceremonies & Schedule

Commencement Ceremonies

Austin June 23, 2018

Cleveland June 16, 2018

Columbia Pharmacy: June 15, 2018
All other programs: June 23, 2018

High Point June 23, 2018

Montgomery June 23, 2018

Novi June 15, 2018

Orlando June 20, 2018

Richmond June 16, 2018

Savannah Pharmacy: June 15, 2018
All other programs: June 29, 2018
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Tampa June 20, 2018

Virginia Beach June 22, 2018

West Palm Beach June 16, 2018

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Honors Designations

Honors cords and medallions are purchased by the University for students participating in the commencement ceremony ONLY. Ropes and medallions are considered regalia and are for the sole purpose of recognizing students with academic excellence during the ceremony.

Undergraduate Programs:

Designation GPA Required Rope/Medallion Style
Summa Cum Laude GPA 3.90 - 4.0 Orange Rope
Magna Cum Laude GPA 3.70 - 3.89 White Rope
Cum Laude GPA 3.50 - 3.69 Gold Rope

Graduate Programs:

Designation GPA Required Rope/Medallion Style
High Honors GPA 3.90 - 4.0 Medallion with Gold Ribbon
Honors GPA 3.75 - 3.89 Medallion with Gold/White Ribbon

Honors society ropes are provided by the individual society, not South University. Please contact any honor societies you are part of to request cords.

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Disability Accommodations

If you are a graduate with disability and you need assistance receiving your diploma or participating in the commencement ceremony or a guest has a special accommodation request related to a disability, please contact:

Craig Tootle, Associate Dean of Students

Phone: 912-201-8021

Email: ctootle@southuniversity.edu

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Savannah Ceremonies Information

Location:
Savannah Civic Center
301 W Oglethorpe Ave
Savannah, GA 31402
P: (912) 651-6550
http://savannahcivic.com

Time Event
2:15 PM Faculty and Administration Arrive
3 PM Ceremony begins

Keynote Speaker:
Allison Dering-Anderson, Pharm.D., RP
Clinical Associate Professor
College of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmacy Practice
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Location:
Savannah International Trade and Convention Center
1 International Drive
Savannah, Georgia 31402
P: 912.201.8000

Time Event
8 AM Check-in begins
10 AM Ceremony begins

The commencement ceremonies scheduled for Friday, June 29, 2018 will be broadcast online. Please visit the Livestream page on Friday, June 29 to view the broadcasts.

Keynote Speaker:
Mr. Charles McMillan

Charles McMillan, Sr. is the managing partner of McMillan and Associates, Inc. an organization and leadership consultant firm in Savannah, Georgia. The firm serves as a turnaround agent and coach for groups and individuals seeking to enhance leadership skills and improve organizational effectiveness. Many businesses, organizations, government entities, corporations, and educational institutions comprise the client base for McMillan and Associates.

McMillan has over 30 years experience in organizational management and strategic leadership. Prior to the establishment of the consultant firm, he served as regional director for an eight-state business development program under the U.S. Department of Commerce, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

He is a graduate of Savannah State University.

McMillan has been and continues to be active in the greater Savannah community. He serves on numerous boards and committees that include but are not limited to the Board of Trustees of South University, SunTrust Bank Advisory Board, Board of Directors Memorial Health University Medical Center (former board chair), Board of Visitors for Savannah State University, and Board of Trustees for Mercer University Medical School, (Savannah campus). He also is a past member of the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business.

Location:
Savannah International Trade and Convention Center
1 International Drive
Savannah, Georgia 31402
P: 912.201.8000

Time Event
1 PM Check-in begins
3 PM Ceremony begins

The commencement ceremonies scheduled for Friday, June 29, 2018 will be broadcast online. Please visit the Livestream page on Friday, June 29 to view the broadcasts.

Keynote Speaker:
Mr. Charles McMillan

Charles McMillan, Sr. is the managing partner of McMillan and Associates, Inc. an organization and leadership consultant firm in Savannah, Georgia. The firm serves as a turnaround agent and coach for groups and individuals seeking to enhance leadership skills and improve organizational effectiveness. Many businesses, organizations, government entities, corporations, and educational institutions comprise the client base for McMillan and Associates.

McMillan has over 30 years experience in organizational management and strategic leadership. Prior to the establishment of the consultant firm, he served as regional director for an eight-state business development program under the U.S. Department of Commerce, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

He is a graduate of Savannah State University.

McMillan has been and continues to be active in the greater Savannah community. He serves on numerous boards and committees that include but are not limited to the Board of Trustees of South University, SunTrust Bank Advisory Board, Board of Directors Memorial Health University Medical Center (former board chair), Board of Visitors for Savannah State University, and Board of Trustees for Mercer University Medical School, (Savannah campus). He also is a past member of the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business.

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