WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – On Thursday evening, graduates of Wichita State’s College of Fine Arts took to the streets, led by the campus police, for a commencement ‘cruise to cap’ of their college career.
Last year, the cruise rolled out to give students some kind of graduation experience since the graduation ceremony was canceled due to the pandemic.
“I’m so excited we made it through this year and a whole bunch of people showed up today to have a lot of fun with all of us,” said Madison Roth, a graduate of WSU’s School of Music. “There’s amazing cars here and there’s a lot of wonderful people and I get to graduate.”
Wichita State will host five commencement ceremonies this weekend. KSN Storm Track 3 Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman will be a keynote speaker at the 4 p.m. graduation ceremony on Saturday.
“I’m a proud Shocker and WSU alumnus. I am honored my alma mater has asked me to be a commencement speaker for Saturday’s graduation ceremony,” Teachman said. “I would like to share with graduates that no matter how uncertain or disheartening things may sometimes feel in life — to not lose hope, to keep pushing forward — things will change and in ways, we never thought were possible.”