Rogers State University’s 106th Commencement, featuring two ceremonies and more than 600 graduates, will be held Saturday, May 12, at the Claremore Expo Center, 400 S. Veterans Pkwy.
Graduates earning associate degrees will participate in a 10 a.m. ceremony, while graduates receiving master’s and bachelor’s degrees will walk during the 1 p.m. ceremony.
RSU alumnus Zack Stoycoff, who serves as vice president of government affairs for the Tulsa Regional Chamber, will serve as the commencement speaker. Stoycoff represents the Tulsa region’s business-driven political priorities at the local, state and federal levels. Specializing in education, health and workforce policy, he manages the Chamber’s award-winning OneVoice legislative advocacy and member engagement process, which captures the voice of the business community and regional leaders in state and federal politics.
A 2010 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, Stoycoff worked previously as communications manager for the Chamber and its young professionals organization, Tulsa’s Young Professionals, and as a government reporter for the Tulsa World, Claremore Daily Progress and other Tulsa-area newspapers.
He serves on several nonprofits and community advisory groups working on issues such as homelessness, public health, smart urban development and freedom of the press. He also serves on the board of the RSU Alumni Association.
Advance tickets are required for attending the 1 p.m. master’s and bachelor’s degree ceremony due to the size of the graduating class. The university will provide a live online stream of both commencement ceremonies for those unable to attend in person.
For more information on RSU’s commencement activities or to view the live stream on Saturday, visit www.rsu.edu/commencement.