23nd Annual Commencement Ceremony
10 a.m., June 16, 2024


Bend Fire Pipes and Drums



Pomp and Circumstance, Op. 39: Land of Hope and Glory by Sir Edward Elgar (London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry)

Please remain seated during processional.


National Anthem

Stand for the National Anthem.


Opening Remarks

Sherman H. Bloomer, Ph.D., Chancellor and Dean, Oregon State University – Cascades


Greetings from the Oregon State University Provost

Edward Feser, Ph.D.


Greetings from the Board of Trustees of Oregon State University

Kirk E. Schueler, Chair, Board of Trustees


Distinguished Service Award

Chancellor and Dean Bloomer


Acknowledgement of Distinguished Service Award

Dana Whitelaw, Executive Director, High Desert Museum


Introduction of Commencement Speaker

Chancellor and Dean Bloomer


Commencement Address

Kimberly Howard Wade, Executive Director, Caldera Arts


Greetings from Associated Students of Cascades Campus

Keera Puett, Class of 2024, Biology and Kinesiology

President, ASCC


Remarks on Graduating Class

Chancellor and Dean Bloomer

Senior Associate Dean, Christine Pollard


Student Speaker

Brett Traeger

Class of 2024, Doctor of Physical Therapy


Presentation and Conferral of Degrees

Provost Feser

Chancellor and Dean Bloomer

List of 2024 Graduates

Closing Remarks

Chancellor and Dean Bloomer



Colonel Bogey March by Alford


Diploma distribution in Charles M. McGrath Family Atrium in Edward J. Ray Hall immediately following.