Entrepreneur and Philanthropist to Speak at Ball State Commencement

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By: Marc Ransford—

Muncie, IN – Entrepreneur and philanthropist Robert G. Hunt, a 1969 graduate of Ball State, will give the University’s main address May 5, 2018 at Spring Commencement.

Hunt, who also will be awarded an honorary doctorate will speak during the ceremonies.

Commencement begins at 10 a.m. on the Old Quad.

Hunt is chairman emeritus of Hunt Construction Group, which was established by his grandfather. The company, now known as AECOM Hunt, is recognized as one of the country’s largest builders of sports facilities and convention centers.

Over the course of his successful career, he has returned to Ball State to serve as an executive-in-residence and to mentor two immersive learning projects that involved Hunt Construction Group.

In 2016, Ball State dedicated the technologically advanced, student-centered Robert G. Hunt Center for Construction Management within the renovated Applied Technology Building. The center’s name honors Hunt and his wife, Diane, and their family’s philanthropic investment in graduates of Ball State’s construction management program.

For more information about commencement, visit bsu.edu/commencement.

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Ball State will livestream the ceremony at the top of the page link below:

The day will begin with a main ceremony to celebrate all graduates. Graduates will lineup near Beneficence.
8 a.m.—Guest seating opens
9 a.m.—Graduates must be in the appropriate line
9:30 a.m.—Processional begins. Guests who aren’t seated may experience delays
10 a.m.—Opening remarks begin. All students are expected to stay for the duration of the ceremony
11:30 a.m.—Approximately… Main Ceremony concludes
The ceremony will also include:
• Hooding of honorary degree recipients
• Recognition and hooding of doctoral and specialist in education candidates
• Conferral of bachelor’s, master’s, and associate degrees