Wayne State College to Hold Winter Commencement Ceremony

 December 14, 2007

Wayne State College will hold winter commencement at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 in Rice Auditorium. A total of 193 degrees will be conferred by Wayne State President Richard J. Collings.

 

The Wayne State College Alum ni Achievement Award will be presented to Dr. Jerry V. Krause of Spokane, Wash., a 1959 graduate of Wayne State College. Krause serves as the director of men's basketball operations at Gonzaga University. Among his duties at Gonzaga are overseeing the day-to-day operations of the men's basketball office, scheduling, player evaluations and video operations.

 

This is his second stint with the perennial March Madness favorite. His first stint with the Bulldogs was an 8-season run from 1985-92, when he served as a part-time assistant coach. He returned in the summer of 2001 from a five-year civilian term at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he was a professor of sport philosophy and director of instruction for the department of physical education.

 

Krause had a 17-year career as head coach at Eastern Washington University, posting a 262-196 record for a .572 winning percentage. He was inducted into the EWU Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 1, 2005.

 

Tiffany Faye Mullenhoff, a summa cum laude graduate, will give the commencement address. She is the daughter of Richard and Tricia Mullenhoff of Leigh, Neb. She graduated as valedictorian from Leigh High School. Mullenhoff majored in business administration with concentrations in management and human resource management.

 

Derek Daniel Kinnison, an English writing major with a minor in biology, will give the invocation. Derek, of Wayne, is the son of  Dr. Deborah Whitt and Daniel Kinnison.

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