Fall 2013 Graduation Ceremony

Date: 12/19/2013
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Main Campus - Tama Hall

Students who have completed certificates, diplomas, or associate degree programs will be participating in the 2013 Fall Graduation Ceremony.

The graduation ceremony will be held at Tama Hall on Hawkeye's Main Campus.

Any guest(s) over the age of two must have a ticket to be seated in the auditorium at the ceremony. An overflow room will be available for guests who do not have a ticket. Graduates can pick up tickets two weeks prior to the ceremony at the Brock Student Center.

Students must fill out the graduation application and measure for cap and gown to participate in commencement. Not measuring for cap and gown indicates to the Student Life office that you do not intend to participate in commencement.

Graduation Re-Broadcast

The graduation ceremony will be rebroadcast December 20, 2013 through February 3, 2014 at 10:00am, 4:00pm, and 8:00pm* on the following channels:

  • Waterloo/Cedar Falls Mediacom
    • Channel 18 - with a set top box
    • Channel 79.5 - without a set top box
  • Cedar Falls Utilities
    • SD Channel 19 - with a set top box
    • Channel 95.3 - without a set top box
  • Tripoli, Plainfield, Clarksville-Butler-Bremer Communications – Channel 70 (Basic)

* Due to a channel sharing agreement with the University of Northern Iowa, graduation will not be rebroadcast on Cedar Falls Channels 18, 95.3, and 19 at 8:00pm.

Keynote Speaker – Beth Sindt

Beth Sindt
Business Programs

Beth Sindt is in an elite class of her own. She is the only individual to be a two-time recipient of Hawkeye’s Outstanding Award for Faculty – in 2000 and most recently in 2012. The award recognizes her leadership and dedication to the College and to the students she teaches. Her list of professional involvement is extensive and impressive, including mentoring new faculty.

Sindt began her career at Hawkeye as a part-time instructor in the Business department, where she taught general business courses, office-related courses, and math courses. She has been a full-time instructor at Hawkeye for many years and still teaches office-related courses, although much of the technology has changed.

For approximately 25 years, Sindt has served as the advisor for the Hawkeye Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals, the premier network and resource for administrative professionals. She is co-advisor for Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two-year schools.

As a role model for her students, Sindt is often working alongside her students cleaning ditches, working at the Children’s Cancer Camp in Boone, attending conferences, and working fundraisers.

She is a new board member on Hawkeye’s Foundation and also serves as an active member of the National Business Education Association and is a past president of the Iowa Business Education Association.

Sindt holds a bachelor’s degree in business education, with a minor in business administration, from Graceland University and a master’s of education degree from Iowa State University. She also is certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) in Word 2010.

In 2010, Sindt followed in her father’s footsteps and became an ordained minister. She is finishing her second year as pastor of her congregation in Cedar Falls.

Sindt is the daughter of J. Nelson W. Badder and the late Elnora A. Badder. She and her husband, Keith, have one son, Wesley (23), who is a graduate of Hawkeye. She resides in Reinbeck.

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