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Recognition Ceremony Guide

Fall 2014 Certificate Recognition Ceremony

When:
OBR One-Year Certificate and Career Enhancement Certificate Ceremony
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 6 p.m.

Candidates should arrive between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. to M100. Arrival after 5:30 p.m. does not guarantee participation in the ceremony.

The ceremony will last approximately one hour.

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Where:
The recognition ceremony will be at Stark State College, 6200 Frank Ave NW, North Canton, Ohio 44720. See http://www.starkstate.edu/content/directions-maps for directions.

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Guests:
Admission to the ceremony does not require a ticket; however, seating is on a first come, first serve basis.  It is recommended that candidates limit their guests to four. 

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The Ceremony:

  • Dress:
    • Gentlemen – black slacks, dress shoes, white shirt and tie.  No sport or tennis shoes please. 
    • Ladies – black dress, skirt, or slacks & white shirt.  Conservative height heels are recommended.
  • Line Up: Candidates will go to the Graduate Check-In table to receive their seating assignment. Please do not bring any personal items with you that you cannot carry on you. 

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Accessibility Concerns:
Candidates and guests requiring accommodation assistance because of a disability should call the Disabilities Services at 330-966-5450 ext. 4423, V/TDD 330-966-5451 by Monday, December 8.  Seating areas are available for guests who use wheelchairs or cannot climb stairs with family seating in nearby seats.

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Transcripts:
Certificates are typically posted to the transcripts within seven days of the end of the semester.  If you order a transcript before your certificate is posted, mark the request to indicate that the transcript should be sent after the certificate/degree is posted.

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Certificate:
All certificates that are not picked up will be mailed within a week of the ceremony.

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Tips for an Extraordinary Ceremony:

  • Leave personal items like coats with your guests.  There are no facilities available for storing these items during ceremony.
  • Arrive early enough to allow adequate time to line up with your technology.
  • There is no formal rehearsal for the ceremony, although a detailed explanation of the ceremony will be reviewed outside of room M100.
  • Dress appropriately for this special occasion.
  • Plan on attending the reception to congratulate other candidates and mingle faculty/staff

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