Alumna Selected as Commencement Speaker

Stephanie Parkhurst will serve as the commencement speaker at the graduation ceremony at 2 p.m. May 11 at Stokes Stadium.

Parkhurst is a software developer at AGCO Corporation, a global agricultural company that produces a variety of farm machinery and equipment. She develops software on the current Electronic Diagnostic Tool. Before working for AGCO, she interned with several organizations including Dairy Farmers of America and Principal Financial Group. She was responsible for implementing continuous integration and developing on the SAP system, while performing business analyst roles as well.

Parkhurst received her Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and a minor in mathematics from Truman in 2017. While pursuing her education, she served for a year as the Portfolio Office manager at the University.

Apart from technology, Parkhurst also likes to participate in community development. She was a co-FUEL leader at the Baptist Student Union and devoted her time in El Salvador as a vacation Bible school helper. Parkhurst currently lives near Wichita, Kan., and enjoys fellowship with friends and family, exercising, partner dancing and being outdoors.

Family and friends unable to attend the event in person can view the commencement ceremony online.

Details on commencement can be found online or through the Facebook event. Those wishing to share their experiences through social media are encouraged to use #TrumanGraduation, #TrumanGrad or #BulldogForever.

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