Cameron University to celebrate master’s graduates at annual hooding ceremony

Cameron University will honor students who have completed requirements for a master’s degree at the 10th annual CU Hooding Ceremony on Thursday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. Master’s candidates Kellie Barnes, Newcastle, and Sean Buchanan, Weatherford, will speak on behalf of this year’s slate of graduate recipients. The ceremony will take place in Aggie Gym. A pre-ceremony reception for graduates and their guests will place from 5 to 6 p.m. on the north side of Aggie Gym.

“Cameron’s hooding ceremony recognizes scholarly and professional achievements beyond a bachelor’s degree,” says Dr. Ronna Vanderslice, Vice President for Academic Affairs. “The distinctive hood signifies the completion of a master’s degree and completes the academic regalia. Candidates will be hooded by the faculty member of their choice. We congratulate our master’s-level graduates and look forward to their continued success.”

Barnes retired from the United States Air Force in 2013 following 10 years of service as a pilot and flight instructor and is now a corporate pilot in the Oklahoma City area.

Buchanan completed coursework for a Master of Science in Educational Leadership in December 2013. He previously earned a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from Cameron in 2006. He has just completed his first year as assistant principal at Burcham Elementary School in Weatherford, following seven years as a teacher at Mountain View-Gotebo Public Schools.

More than 130 Cameron students are eligible to participate in the ceremony. Post-graduate degrees include Master of Business Administration, Master of Education with various fields of specialization, Master of Education in Reading, Master of Science in Behavioral Sciences with various fields of specialization, Master of Science in Educational Leadership and Master of Science in Organizational Leadership.


May 2, 2014