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SIUE Fall Commencement to feature more than 1,100 graduates

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook will oversee the 2020 virtual fall commencement exercises at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18, for the 1,103 eligible graduates. Commencement will be available at

SIU System President Daniel Mahony, PhD, will address the graduates.

The student speakers include:

  • College of Arts and Sciences, Paulina Fuhrmann, of Collinsville, bachelor’s of political science
  • Graduate School, Caitlin Phelan, of Glen Carbon, doctor of nursing practice
  • School of Business, Matthew Gregor, of Edwardsville, bachelor’s of business administration
  • School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, Lara Tupper, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, bachelor’s of nutrition
  • School of Engineering, Ashley Spain, of Norridge, bachelor’s of civil engineering
  • School of Nursing, Cassidy Bruns, of Lincoln, bachelor’s of nursing

Congratulatory messages to the graduates can be posted at the alumni kudo board by visiting

Photo (L-R): Top Row – Cassidy Bruns, Paulina Fuhrmann and Matthew Gregor.

Bottom Row – Caitlin Phelan, Ashley Spain and Laura Tupper.

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