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News | May 23, 2023

Media invited to 2023 Fort Riley Education Services Combined Graduation

By 1ID Public Affairs

RELEASE NO. 23-019

WHO:        More than 60 graduates; families, friends, supporters
WHAT:       Combined Graduation Ceremony
WHEN:      Thursday, May 25 at 1 p.m.
WHERE:    Hilton Garden Inn, 410 S. 3rd Street, Manhattan, Kansas
WHY:         Annual commencement ceremony for graduates of on-post
                  higher-learning institutions

- Barton Community College
- Central Texas College
- Kansas State University
- Southwestern College
- Upper Iowa University
- Various distance learning colleges

The Combined Graduation Ceremony is hosted by Fort Riley Education Services to honor those who have accomplished a personal standard of excellence; inspire Soldiers, family members and Army civilians to continue pursuing higher education; showcase the many educational opportunities available at Fort Riley; and emphasize the importance of continuing education.

Graduates will receive a certificate or associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree from their respective colleges and universities. Col. John B. Mountford, Deputy Commanding Officer for Maneuver, 1st Infantry Division, will deliver the commencement address.

This event will be streamed live at

Media interested in covering the ceremony should contact the Fort Riley Public Affairs Office at or 785-239-8850 by 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Fort Riley Public Affairs Office