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December graduates are celebrated at the fall 2012 Commencement ceremony in the Chapel of the Resurrection. A post-Commencement reception will be held at 4 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Harre Union. No commencement tickets are needed for general seating at December commencement.


Watch the fall 2012 Commencement ceremony live Sunday, December 9th starting at 2:30 p.m.


Sunday, December 9

10 a.m. Sunday morning worship, Chapel of the Resurrection (usually concludes by 11:15 a.m.)

1:30 p.m. Doors to Chapel of the Resurrection open

2:30 p.m. Conferring of Degrees, Chapel of the Resurrection (usually concludes by 3:45 p.m.)

4 p.m. Post Commencement Reception

Speaker & Honorary Degree Recipients

The December Commencement Speaker is Andrew Nunemaker.

Andrew N. Nunemaker is the CEO for Dynamis Software Corporation, which provides optimization tools for insurance brokers. Nunemaker received his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Valparaiso University in 1991 and his Master of Science in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech in 1993. He earned his MBA from Harvard in 1998, where he also served as student body president. He is active in church and community and serves on numerous boards and councils. Nunemaker was elected to the Valparaiso University Board of Directors in 2011 and served as a Valparaiso University Alumni Association Board of Directors member from 1999 to 2001. He was named Valparaiso University’s Outstanding Young Alumnus in 2006.

The honorary degree recipients are Judge Kenneth Ripple and Dr. Lynn Steen.