Northwestern's 2020 commencement ceremonies to be held Dec. 6


Northwestern Oklahoma State University will host two commencement ceremonies on Sunday, Dec. 6, in Percefull Fieldhouse. The 2020 spring and summer graduates will be honored at 1 p.m., and the 2020 fall graduates will be honored at 3:30 p.m.

Dr. Steve Lohmann of Oklahoma City, a 1978 Northwestern graduate and executive vice president and chief academic officer emeritus, will deliver the commencement address.

Lohmann holds a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education, a master’s degree in education with an emphasis on administrative leadership and a Ph.D. in educational administration. While at Alva High School, Lohmann taught and served as the assistant football coach.

At Northwestern, Lohmann taught and held multiple other staff positions including head football coach, director of the J.R. Holder Wellness Center and dean of student services.  

A live stream of the fall commencement can be found at:

Thirty-nine recent graduates will be participating in the 2020 spring and summer ceremony.

View a list of all 2020 spring and summer graduates at:

Eighty-four students are candidates to receive bachelor’s degrees for fall 2020. Twenty candidates will receive master degrees–11 will receive Master of Education degrees, six will receive Master of American Studies degrees, two will receive a Master of Counseling Psychology degree and one will receive a Master of Science degree. One candidate will receive her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

Fifteen students receiving bachelor’s degrees will graduate with honors. Students with cumulative grade point averages between 3.70 and 3.79 are designated cum laude, those with GPAs between 3.80-3.89 are magna cum laude and those above 3.90 are summa cum laude.