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FRANKFORT — Kentucky State University’s 2016 Diploma and Recognition Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on December 16 at the Carl H. Smith Auditorium in Bradford Hall. The public is invited to join the University on this special day as we congratulate our graduating students on their academic success.

Board of Regents Chairperson Dr. Karen Bearden will deliver an inspirational message to the more than 130 graduating students who will participate in the ceremony. Music will be provided by Professors Jae Won Kim, piano, Marlin Mackay, trumpet and Robert Griffin, percussion.


Kentucky State University (KSU), building on its legacy of achievement as a historically black, liberal arts, and 1890 Land Grant University prepares a diverse population of traditional and non-traditional students to compete in a multifaceted, ever-changing global society. Located in Frankfort, Kentucky, KSU offers associate (two-year) degrees in two disciplines, baccalaureate (four-year) degrees in 24 disciplines, master’s degrees in eight disciplines, and one advanced practice doctorate in Nursing. KSU has 129 full-time instructional faculty members and more than 1,700 students.