Chairman of Culver-Stockton Board of Trustees to address graduates at 167th commencement on May 13

Ron Leftwich

Ron Leftwich | Photo courtesy of Culver-Stockton College

CANTON, Mo. — Culver-Stockton College will commemorate the graduation of the Class of 2023 at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 13, in Charles Field House.

The college’s 167th commencement will feature Ron Leftwich, Class of 1964, as the graduation speaker. He will be retiring as chairman of the Board of Trustees after 14 years of leadership and 33 years of board service and mentorship. Leftwich’s address is titled “The Future is in Your Hands.”

Ahmed “A.B.” Barrow will offer the senior challenge to his peers. Taylor Worthey and Isaac Ellison have been selected as junior marshals for this year’s commencement ceremony.

An all-faith baccalaureate ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 12 in the Charles Field House. The event is open to the public. Tickets are not required for entrance.

C-SC students receiving a degree in nursing are invited to participate in the ceremonial pinning, which will be facilitated by Blessing Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences at 2 p.m. Friday, May 12, at The Crossing Church in Quincy, Ill.

Additional commencement week activities are the Honors Day convocation and the trustee reception for seniors. The convocation is set for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 9 in the Alexander Campbell Auditorium of the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center. It recognizes the academic achievements of C-SC students from the past year and honors the excellence of faculty and staff.

Following the college-wide recognition event, each division will present awards at separate ceremonies for the Fine, Applied, and Literary Arts Division; the Business, Education and Law Division; and the Applied Liberal Arts and Sciences Division.

Commencement honors graduates, conferring degrees to undergraduates and graduate students within one ceremony. Tickets are required for commencement and can be obtained through the students’ MyCulver login. Each student can request up to six tickets, which are available now.

For questions about commencement, contact the Office of the Registrar at or 573-288-6000, ext. 6330.

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