Kristi Hutchinson
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Class of 2013
  • Wellston, OH

Kristi Hutchinson, of Wellston, Graduates with Associate's Degree

2013 Jun 5

Shawnee State University held commencement on Saturday, May 4, conferring degrees on 533 students with 303 receiving Bachelor's Degrees, 318 receiving Associate's Degrees and 12 graduates received Master's Degrees in Education.

"You've acquired the knowledge and tools to advance your careers, you've been taught how to think and as graduates, you have the self confidence that will take you places in the world outside this campus," SSU President Rita Rice Morris said to the graduates at commencement. "Reach out and take all the opportunities that come your way."

Kristi Hutchinson, of Wellston, Ohio, graduated with an Associate's Degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant.

Shawnee State University is a student-focused university offering a highly personalized, affordable and accessible education dedicated to the exploration of emerging technologies and emerging ideas.

SSU offers more than 80 Bachelor's and Associate Degree programs and three Master's Degree programs. Shawnee State is both academically challenging and affordable.

The university offers modern apartment-style residences and small class sizes with dedicated faculty. It's a place where professors know you by name and where you can make a name for yourself.

It's a place where you can stand out. At bigger schools it's easy to get lost in the crowd. Not at Shawnee State University in southern Ohio. Shawnee's student-focused faculty, small class sizes and commitment to developing the entire student means everyone has a chance to stand out - in academics, campus life and anywhere else your talents and interests lead you.

Located in Portsmouth, Ohio, along the banks of the Ohio River, SSU features 21 buildings including the Advanced Technology Center that houses one of only 50 Digistar II planetariums in the world; the James A. Rhodes Athletic Center that features weight rooms, racquetball courts, gymnasium, dance classroom and a junior Olympic-size swimming pool; and the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts featuring a 1,139-seat Main Theater, a black box theater, art gallery, and fine arts classrooms. Nearly 4,700 students are enrolled at SSU this year including international students.