Metropolitan State University of Denver 5th Annual Veterans Graduation Ceremony
Contact: Tim Carroll, Office 303-556-5136, Cell 303-870-7705
Posted: May 14, 2015
WHAT: Deaderick is currently Interim Chief of Staff for the National Reconnaissance Office at the Aerospace Data Facility Colorado, Buckley. As a senior analytical engineer with more than 20 years of experience, Dederick has served on active duty as a reservist for the U.S. Air Force and held positions with the Colorado Air National Guard, Lucent Technologies and US West Wireless.
Veteran graduates will be presented with the official MSU Denver challenge coin commencement medallion, which they are encouraged to wear as part of their graduation regalia at the University’s 2015 spring commencement on Saturday, May 16. Of the nearly 1,000 veteran students enrolled at MSU Denver, 98 are expected to graduate this spring.
WHY: MSU Denver recognizes the dedicated service and unique accomplishments of graduating student veterans. In 2015, MSU Denver was named as the top Colorado college in the Military Times “Best for Vets” rankings of colleges and universities, placing 32nd nationally.
WHEN/WHERE: Friday, May 15, 2015 – 10:30 a.m. – Noon
St. Cajetan’s Center
890 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80204
For directions and parking information, visit http://www.ahec.edu/campusmaps/maps.htm.
WHO: Emcee: Braelin Pantel, Associate Vice President of Student Engagement and Wellness
Pledge of Allegiance: Mrs. Ruthie Jordan
National Anthem: Performed by Brittany Chard
Invocation: Rev. David R. Brock, U.S. Army chaplain retired
Keynote: Paul T. Deaderick, Interim Chief of Staff for the National Reconnaissance Office at the Aerospace Data Facility Colorado, Buckley (B.S. Electrical Engineering Technology ‘89)
Acknowledgements: President Stephen Jordan
“America the Beautiful”: Performed by Brittany Chard
Benediction: Rev. David R. Brock, U.S. Army chaplain retired
About Metropolitan State University of Denver
MSU Denver is a leader in educating Coloradans in university programs particularly relevant to the state’s economy and the demands of today’s employers. With the highest number of ethnically diverse students among the state’s four-year colleges, MSU Denver offers 58 majors plus master’s degrees in accounting, teaching and social work. More than 21,000 students are currently enrolled at MSU Denver, and 75 percent of the University’s nearly 80,000 graduates have remained in Colorado as valuable members of the state’s workforce.