First doctoral graduates honored at WKU’s 169th Commencement

Graduate Sergio Kerusch, a former men’s basketball player, smiles during WKU’s 169th Commencement Ceremony Saturday afternoon in Diddle Arena.

Herald Staff

WKU acknowledged inaugural graduates from its Educational Leadership Doctoral Program and G-SKyTeach program Friday night in its 169th Commencement ceremony.

Five graduated with the doctoral degree, and 14 were awarded master’s degrees in the G-SKyTeach program.

More than 2,000 students are eligible to receive either a degree or certificate during Commencement this weekend — 123 associates; 1,478 bachelor’s; 385 master’s, specialist and doctorate; and 92 certificates.

WKU will hold three undergraduate ceremonies on Saturday for the first time.

Potter College of Arts & Letters and Gordon Ford College of Business graduates walk at 10 a.m., College of Health and Human Services and University College students at 2 p.m. and Ogden College of Science and Engineering and College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at 6 p.m.