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Packnett to speak at HU's 115th Commencement

Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2013

Parkview Health president and CEO Mike Packnett will be the keynote speaker at Huntington University’s 115th Commencement. The event will take place on Saturday, May 18.

Packnett joined Parkview Health in June 2006. Parkview is the largest employer in northeast Indiana with more than 8,200 employees, and serves more than 820,000 residents in Indiana and northwest Ohio.

Huntington will honor graduates in the Fieldhouse of the Merillat Complex at 2:30 p.m. The graduate hooding ceremony will take place at College Park Church in Huntington at 11 a.m. The university will award masters, bachelors and associate degrees to 323 graduates. The university will also award four honorary doctorate degrees.

An honorary Doctor of Humane Letters will be awarded to commencement speaker Packnett; an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science will be presented to Dale Haupert, a 25-year HU Board of Trustees member; an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters will be presented to Dr. Emmett Lippe, an 18-year board member and an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science will be presented to Edward Souers, past president of the board and a 15-year board member.