Gov. Ritter to deliver Mines midyear convocation address
GOLDEN, Colo., Dec. 8, 2010 – The Honorable Bill Ritter, Jr., governor of Colorado, will present the graduation address during Mines’ Midyear Degree Convocation Dec. 17 at 9:30 a.m. in the Student Recreation Center, 1651 Elm St. in Golden.
Degrees to be awarded include 154 bachelor of science degrees, 186 master of science degrees, and 29 doctor of philosophy degrees.
Ritter was elected as Colorado's 41st governor in 2006, the first Colorado-born governor in more than 35 years. The sixth of 12 children, Gov. Ritter was raised on a small farm in Arapahoe County. He was a member of the first graduating class of Gateway High School in 1974; he earned his bachelor's degree in political science from Colorado State University in 1978 and his law degree from the University of Colorado in 1981. Ritter will receive an honorary degree from Mines during the ceremony.
Parking on the Mines campus is free on graduation day. Visitors should access the Mines campus from the south on 19th Street to avoid construction.
The recommended parking lots include Lot F, located at the intersection of Elm and 19th streets, and Lot Q, located at Elm Street and West Campus Drive. Drop-offs will be permitted on 17th Street to ease congestion. Event signs and employees with safety vests will be visible to assist visitors.
Lot D, located across Elm Street from the Student Recreation Center, will be available for handicapped and special needs parking only.
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