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Childs to be student commencement speaker

photo: Lindsay ChildsLindsay Childs of Hillsboro will be the student speaker for Morehead State University’s Fall Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 9.

During the ceremony that begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Academic-Athletic Center, MSU President Dr. Joseph A. (Jay) Morgan will confer degrees on more than 625 graduate and undergraduate students.

Childs is the daughter of Jeff and Cindy Childs and the sister of Christi Childs.

A graduate of Fleming County High School, where she graduated summa cum laude, Childs is a candidate for a Bachelor of Science degree in computer and electronic engineering.

She has maintained a 3.786 grade point average and received the 2017 Outstanding Computer and Electronic Engineering Student Award. She held the position of president for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers for the MSU Chapter.  She is also a member of the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).

While attending MSU, she worked as an Undergraduate Research Fellow.

Aside from school activities, she enjoys playing the piano and is very active in her church.

After graduation, Childs will attend Morehead State to complete her master’s degree in engineering and technology management while working as a graduate assistant.

For the commencement exercises, the grand marshal and mace bearer will be Dr. Geoffrey W. Gearner, professor of biology, who received the Distinguished Teacher Award.

Faculty marshals will be Dr. Frances L. Helphinstine, professor of English, and Dr. Julia Ann Hypes, associate professor of sports management.

Student marshals will be Megan L. Conn and MaryKate Wireman, Graduate Programs; Grayson P. Brookshire and Casey R. Christian, College of Science; Mark A. Curtis Jr. and Allison E. Terrell, College of Business and Technology; Gentry M. Arnold and Evan Yongue, College of Education; Whitney J. Dunn and Kristen M. Hale, Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Reagan Stamper will sing the national anthem and Noah Colley will perform the alma mater during the commencement program.

ROTC students will be commissioned as part of the program.

Following the ceremony, the newest alumni will be inducted into the MSU Alumni Association Inc. by president, Jason Rainey.

Additional information on Fall Commencement exercises is available by calling 606-783-2008 or online at