Northern State University Spring Commencement Ceremony set for May 4

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Press Release) —Northern State University is proud to announce that on Saturday, May 4, 257 students will embark on a new chapter of their lives as they graduate during the university’s spring commencement ceremony.

The commencement ceremony is scheduled begin at 10 a.m. and will be held at the Barnett Center. For the convenience of family, friends, and well-wishers unable to attend in person, the event will be streamed live on multiple platforms. Audiences can join the celebration via the Northern State University’s Facebook page, the NSU Graduation and Commencement page, as well as on Midco channel 288, and NVC and locally through cable channel 12.

Live captioning will be accessible via screens during the ceremony, as well as on Facebook and the graduation webpage.

During the ceremony, there will be recognition of five distinguished individuals who will be awarded honorary doctorates for their outstanding contributions to their respective fields. The recipients of these prestigious accolades are Harvey Jewett, Michael Evans, Tim Kessler (posthumously), Eldon Swingler, Jack Thompson.

This year’s commencement address will be delivered by Dr. Doug Ohmer, professor in the School of Business, who will be retiring at the end of the school year.

Ohmer joined Northern State University in 1994 and has since made significant contributions to the institution. He served as an associate professor of management, dean of the School of Business, and dean of the School of Professional Studies. His dedication to education and his field of expertise has left an indelible mark on the university and its students.