The Rev. Dr. James Gilchrist will serve as baccalaureate speaker and Stacey Olson as commencement speaker when Waynesburg University holds its 2019 graduation exercises May 5. Baccalaureate services will be held at 11 a.m. in Roberts Chapel. Commencement will be held at 2 p.m. on the front lawn of Miller Hall. (In case of inclement weather, commencement will be held in Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse.) The commencement processional will begin 20 minutes prior to the ceremony.
Gilchrist, who most recently served as pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper St. Clair until his retirement earlier this year, teaches in the Doctor of Ministry program at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and at Carnegie Mellon University. Olson is the president of Chevron Appalachian, responsible for leading Chevron’s operations in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.
Uniontown Area School District will hold kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year 8:30-11 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the following locations: Benjamin Franklin, May 6; Lafayette Elementary, May 7; Menallen Elementary, May 8; Franklin Elementary and Marclay Elementary, May 9; and Wharton Elementary, May 10.
To be eligible, a child must be 5 years of age on or before Sept. 1. At registration, the child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who must present proof of residency and the child’s birth certificate, immunization record and social security card or number. Parents are asked to register their children in their attendance area. Registration forms: www.uasdraiders.org.
Albert Gallatin Area School District will hold kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the following locations: A.L. Wilson Elementary, May 6; Friendship Hill Elementary, May 7; Masontown Elementary, May 8; George J. Plava Elementary, May 9; and Smithfield Elementary, May 10.
To be eligible, a child must be 5 years of age on or before Aug. 31. Parents must present the child’s birth certificate, proof of residency and immunization record. Children will given a vision, speech and kindergarten screening test. Children moving into the district should register at this time. Packets will be available at each elementary school prior to registration. All questions should be referred to the school office.
Terence Carter, executive vice president of drama and comedy development for Twentieth Century Fox Television, will be the keynote speaker when California University of Pennsylvania holds its 2019 graduation exercises May 10-11. Graduate ceremonies will be held at 7 p.m. May 10, and undergraduate ceremonies at 10 a.m. May 11, both in the campus’ Convocation Center.
Carter, a television executive behind numerous broadcast TV hits, has developed and overseen the production of TV shows for Fox and NBC Entertainment/Universal Media Studios. He is the great-great-grandson of Elizabeth “Jennie” Adams Carter, class of 1881, Cal U’s first African-American graduate.
Applications are being accepted for fall classes at the Rutledge Institute for Early Childhood Education, a state-of-the-art early childhood education preschool program based at California University of Pennsylvania. Families that meet income guidelines are eligible for free preschool/pre-kindergarten education and childcare for children ages 3-5. The full-time learning program operates Monday through Friday, year-round, in a facility on the Cal U campus. The preschool is operated by The Village, an accredited early childhood education center based in downtown California. Information: www.thevillagecares.org.