Quincy University will host its Winter Commencement ceremony on Saturday, December 11, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Pepsi Arena. The 2021 graduating class is comprised of 57 undergraduates with an additional 13 graduate degree recipients.

University marshal Robert Mejer, M.F.A., distinguished professor of art, and assistant marshals David Kirchhofer, Ph.D. and Scott Luaders, Ph.D., professors of physics and chemistry, respectively, will lead the procession. Teresa I. Reed, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs, will convene the ceremony, Reverend John Doctor O.F.M., vice president for mission and ministry, will deliver the invocation and benediction and President Brian McGee, Ph.D., will give closing remarks. Seniors, Makayla Briggs, Joshua Crowl and Conner Pigg will perform the National Anthem and the Quincy University Alma Mater. Robert L. Wyatt, Ph.D., vice president for university advancement, will deliver the commencement address. 

Wyatt serves as the chief fundraising officer for the university and the leader of QU’s fundraising, communication and alumni relations efforts. He has nearly 30 years of experience working in higher education, serving as president of Coker University (SC) for ten years, and as the dean of the Breech School of Business at Drury University (MO) and dean of the McAfee School of Business at Union University (TN). Wyatt holds a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Memphis, a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Central Arkansas.

Masks will be required for audience members, and physical distancing will be practiced. The ceremonies will be live-streamed at https://www.glvcsn.com/quincy/ for guests unable to attend. 

For media inquiries, please contact Matt Bergman at communityrelations@quincy.edu or 217-228-5221. 

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University is a small Catholic university emphasizing the sciences, liberal arts and the professions. Quincy University offers undergraduate, graduate and adult education programs integrating practical experience and Franciscan values. Faculty and advisors work with students to design customized success plans to help them graduate on time, find their passion and prepare them for life. QU is a member of NCAA Division II for intercollegiate athletics. For more information, please visit www.quincy.edu or contact the Office of Community Relations at (217) 228-5275 or communityrelations@quincy.edu. Quincy University. Success by Design.