Ohio University of Zanesville Bachelor of Science Graduation Recognition Ceremony

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio- Ohio University Bachelor of Science held its graduation recognition ceremony today.

The ceremony took place inside of Littick Hall that celebrated the graduation of 83 students who received their degree in social work, education, nursing and more.

OUZ graduate, Kristen Groves, who received her degree in social work expressed her feelings and the support she received throughout her college journey. 

“I am so glad like I never really thought I’d see myself actually graduating. I always knew it’d happen, but I just didn’t know when. It’s super exciting, I’m super thrilled and I’m so grateful and blessed for my family, friends, everybody, I’m just so excited,” Groves expressed.

The graduation ceremony included a keynote speaker, Steven Foreman, the Assistant Superintendent of Zanesville City Schools.

During the ceremony, Foreman talked about getting the opportunity to see some of the students grow and experience this wonderful moment.

“I hope they understand that as they further themselves in their careers, they’re actually going to understand more of what they learned and who they’ve become. I think that’s kind of the magic to living,” Foreman stated.

The graduation ceremony also included a student speaker, Brittany Huffman, a Graduate in Middle Childhood Education. 

OUZ also held a Pinning Ceremony  for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing that included about 31 graduates.

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