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Image 29 of KYIAN 1974

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Only 30-35% go to general ceremony by KEITH MUTH The 107th annual commencement exercises held on May 11th at four pm in Memorial Coliseum, had 3,035 candidates up for degrees. Only an estimated 30 to 35 per cent participated in the general ceremony. The invocation was delivered by the Reverend Law-rance Hehman of the Catholic Newman Center. Preceding the conferring of degrees by the Deans of the various colleges, President Otis Singletary gave a brief address. The Sullivan Awards, which was made to one man and woman of the graduating class, and one other citizen who is not a student of UK but has some interest or association with the university, were presented. The 1974 recipients of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Medallions were Tracy Bruce (graduating woman), Kris Kimel (graduating man) and Alberta Coleman (citizen). They are the highest award the university can give. Also presented were the Alumni Association Great Teacher Awards of 1974. They were: Professor James Richardson, College of Law; Professor John Walker, Department of Agricultural Engineering; Professor Elizabeth Ann Walthall, Ashland Community College; and Professor Ralph Wiseman, College of Arts and Sciences. The Benediction was given by Reverend William Ray Jenning of the First United Methodist Church. The program ended with the recessional. In addition to the general commencement, many colleges held individual ceremonies, receptions, and banquets during the week. An estimated 5,000 graduated, ^f* 28

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