COOKEVILLE – Tennessee Tech will award approximately 1,450 degrees in two commencement ceremonies on Saturday at the Hooper Eblen Center.
Tennessee Tech president Phil Oldham will preside over commencement ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. while Rhedona Rose, the chief administrative officer and executive vice president of Tennessee Farm Bureau and a member of the Tennessee Tech Board of Trustees, will be the commencement speaker.
The first female executive to lead the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation, Rose began working at Tennessee Farm Bureau in 1986 and became director of public policy and chief lobbyist in 1995. She served in that capacity until she was named executive vice president in December 2010, being named chief administrative officer in 2017.
In 1984, Rose graduated from Tennessee Tech with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture. She also holds a master’s degree from Texas A&M.
The morning ceremony will be for graduates of the colleges of arts & sciences, engineering and interdisciplinary studies and the school of nursing along with graduate students from each of those colleges. The afternoon ceremony will include graduates of the colleges of agriculture & human ecology, business, education and fine arts as well as graduate students from each of those colleges.
The Hooper Eblen Center is located on the corner of Willow Ave. and 12th Street. Ceremonies can be viewed live at www.tntech.edu.