LMU-DCOM Commencement Activities
Class of 2015
Attendance and business casual attire is mandatory for all Commencement Activities
***Wednesday May 6 2015 @ 5 p.m. Location DCOM parking lot—optional
BBQ for DCOM students, faculty, staff, and families—$5 per person—hosted by
the PM&R club &”Two Docs BBQ” to raise money for MDA of Knoxville—
flyer below
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Attendance is mandatory.
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Refreshments in student lounge --DCOM
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Welcome—Auditorium 101
Michael Wieting, DO
9:15 a.m. - 9:20a.m.
General Information—Auditorium 101
Jonathan Leo, PhD
9:20 a.m.-9:35 a.m.
Alumni Association Presentation—Auditorium 101
Presenters: Howard Teitelbaum, DO/David Heath, DO/Amy Drittler
9:35 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Transition of Student Benefits Presentation—Auditorium 101
Robin Mace in representation of Trinity Benefit Advisors
9:50 a.m.—10:00 a.m.
TOMA membership information—Auditorium 101
Gina DeFranco, DO
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Financial Aid Exit Interview and Debt Management Presentation—
Auditorium 101
Presenters: Pat Peace and Brandon Barfield, GL Advisors, Regional
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Air Force presentation to entire class—SSGT Porter—DCOM 101
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch provided by the Air Force (2nd floor lounge DCOM)
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Commencement Instructions and Rehearsal—Tex Turner
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Banquet—location: The Stables—student and one guest only—plan
for a 45 minute drive and carpool if at all possible (directions are
Revised 1/28/2015
Friday, May 8, 2015
Attendance is mandatory.
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Cap and Gown Dirstribution—DCOM 3rd floor admissions
11:00 a.m. –noon
Awards Ceremony—MNS auditorium 100 (family invited to
**after awards:
-SSP cord handout—Gina DeFranco, DO
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Balfour representative for class rings—MNS Lobby
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Military Luncheon
Math and Science Building—3rd floor lounge and MNS 301
(by invitation only)
Saturday, May 9, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Guest hooder rehearsal—Tex Turner Arena
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Commencement Ceremony preparation
Tex Turner Arena
Report to designated area ON TIME
10:00 a.m. – 12 noon
Commencement Ceremony
(Estimated time of the Ceremony)
12 noon
Immediately following the Commencement Ceremony report to
designated area for cap and gown return and diploma pick-up (must
turn in blank diploma cover to receive your true diploma).—Tex
Turner arena, Hall of Fame Room
Revised 1/28/2015
Directions to the banquet:
From Harrogate:
• Turn onto Hwy 63
• Go 24.9 miles
• Turn right onto Fincastle Road,
which is the first road on the right
after People’s Bank
From Knoxville:
• Take I-75 N to exit 134
• Turn right toward
• Continue on Hwy 63 for 12.7 miles
• Turn left onto Fincastle Road, if
you pass People’s Bank on your left,
you have gone too far.
Revised 1/28/2015
Revised 1/28/2015