May 14, 2010 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, Air Force ROTC, Aviation Science, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Physics
The Parks College Precommencement Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 14, 2010 at 2:00pm in Chaifetz Arena. Graduates and Faculty should arrive to the lower level Practice Court dressed in caps and gowns by 1:15pm. Please note that only the graduates and faculty will be seated on the floor of the arena. Student’s individual names will be announced at the Precommencement Ceremony.
An outdoor reception immediately follows the ceremony at Laclede Park (the park area between Chaifetz Arena & the Olive Garage). The rain location will be Busch Student Center, on the lower level in the Wool Ballroom. The Busch Student Center is located at 20 N. Grand Blvd.
RVSP and Informational Links
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The 2010 Parks College Precommencement Speaker is Colonel Theresa C. Carter. Carter is the Director of Installations and Mission Support, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. She is responsible for AMC expeditionary combat support, and provides oversight and guidance to garrison mission support groups to ensure world-class global mobility support. Colonel Carter oversees AMC Civil Engineer activities, including readiness, emergency services, base development, environmental and housing programs; AMC Contracting activities, annually executing $4.0 billion in mission support contracts, including over $2 billion in commercial airlift contracts; AMC Security Forces activities providing security operations, anti-terrorism, force protection and information, physical, and personnel security programs for AMC’s nearly 136,000 active-duty and Air Reserve Component military and civilian personnel. The directorate provides policy and support to AMC’s 11 air mobility wings and manages more than $24 billion in facilities and infrastructure at 25 continental U.S. and overseas en route locations.
Colonel Carter entered the Air Force in September 1985 as a distinguished graduate of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Purdue University. A career civil engineer, she has commanded an air base wing, mission support group and civil engineer squadron and served in a variety of positions at the base, major command, and air staff levels. Her contingency experience includes service in support of Operation Desert Shield at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates and command of the civil engineer unit at Eskan Village, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In 1997, she was named the Air Force Senior Civil Engineer Manager of the Year.