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April 29, 2014

OU commencement to feature Wendy Kopp

NORMAN — The pageantry and pomp of herald trumpets and the Kiowa Black Leggings Society, as well as the Bagpipes and Drums of the Highlanders, will usher in the University of Oklahoma’s 2014 Commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. May 9 at The Gaylord Family — Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

Wendy Kopp, CEO and cofounder of Teach For All and founder and chair of Teach For America, will be OU’s 2014 commencement speaker.

The processional of the president’s platform party, faculty and graduates to the stadium will begin at 7 p.m. Friday along the Brooks Mall area, north of the stadium.

During the pre-commencement concert, beginning at 6:15 p.m., family and friends of graduates can view a presentation on SoonerVision of photos of OU’s graduating class members who have had their photos taken for the Sooner yearbook.

Music will be provided by the University Commencement Choir. International and Native American flags representing OU’s international and Native American students and faculty will be displayed during the ceremony.

The Commencement ceremony will feature the official conferring of degrees by OU President David L. Boren. OU expects to confer degrees to more than 7,300 students.

Stadium gates will open at 5:30 p.m., and guests are asked to enter the stadium through Gates 1, 6, 7, 11 and 12. Gate 9 is the preferred Special Services entrance for guests with limited mobility or disabilities. To obtain Special Services parking and seating passes, call the Graduation Office at 325-0841.

Parking will be available at Lloyd Noble Center, and free shuttle service will run continuously from 5 p.m. until the last shuttle leaves from the stadium at 11 p.m. for those attending commencement.

For more information, call the Graduation Office at 325-0841 or visit ou.edu/commencement.

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