Spring Commencement

April 29, 2023
Campbell Activity Center


Campbell Activity Center

E 10th St & Mayhew Ave, York, NE 68467


Speaker: Mr. Kevin Heronimus

Kevin Heronimus received his Mechanical Engineering degree from South
Dakota State University and spent six years in the U.S. Navy as a Nuclear
Officer teaching Nuclear Physics and Reactor Core Dynamics. Following
his military tour Kevin joined McDonnell Douglas Aerospace Systems in
Huntsville, Alabama, assigned as a Thermal Fluids Engineer for NASA’s
Spacelab program. After four years with MDSSC Kevin founded
Advanced Composites Technology and Advanced Protective Coatings in
Huntsville. The Advanced Protective Coatings division would become the
LINE-X brand. He would lead this company as CEO to tremendous
growth over his 22 year tenure. Also, during this time at LINE-X Kevin
devoted a portion of his efforts to continued education and is a graduate of
Harvard Business School. Kevin retired from his leadership role at LINE-
X in 2015 in order to pursue other investment opportunities. He currently
sits on numerous corporate boards and provides professional advisement
specializing in company start-ups and corporate acquisitions. Kevin lives on
a farm outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with his wonderful wife Deborah,
and children Caleb (wife Pari), Rachel, and Gabriel.



The doors open at 9:00 AM for guests. No tickets are required. The event is open to the public, with seating on a first come first served basis. No reserved seating is permitted, with the exception of seating arranged before the event for individuals with special needs. To arrange special seating, please contact (402)363-5614.

​The ceremony will be live-streamed on our website.


Graduates should meet in the Bartholomew Performing Arts Center at 9:15 a.m. For those of you receiving a master's or bachelor's degree please instruct your escort to be there at the same time. Master's and bachelor’s graduates will select one escort (father, mother, husband, wife, etc.) who will march with you into the auditorium. Your escort will carry your hood and will be seated next to you during the Commencement ceremony. No escorts are required for associate graduates. ​The ceremony will be live-streamed on our website.
Your cap and gown will be ready to pick up starting March 31st from the Provost's office on the second floor of Hulitt Hall. However, if you do not live in York, your gown will be available the day of the ceremony. 

You will be receiving more information by email. If you have any questions, please call or email Tori Odom at   
There will be a senior & parent reception hosted by the Alumni Office on Friday, April 28th. Find out more information and RSVP here.