Hofmann to serve as Macebearer for December 15 Commencement

Dr. Mary Ann Hofmann, a professor of accounting and past Sywassink Awardee for Teaching Excellence, will serve as macebearer for this semester's Walker College of Business Commencement.

Dr. Jeff Kaleta will carry the University Banner and Dr. Sandra Vannoy will carry the College Banner.

The Mace

Traditionally, the mace is carried by a senior faculty member and precedes the chancellor, both upon entering and leaving a ceremony. The mace serves as a symbol of authority just as it did during the Middle Ages, when a macebearer accompanied an official taking office or opening court. The App State mace symbolizes the university’s mountain heritage, the rustic location and the sophistication of an emerging, national leader in higher education. Learn more about the App State mace's design at appstate.edu/commencement.

Mary Ann Hofmann

Dr. Hofmann is retiring after 17 years of service in the Department of Accounting. She served as co-director of the Master of Science in Accounting program, has been a generous supporter of student scholarships and was actively engaged with the community through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Hofmann received the Walker College of Business Sywassink Excellence in Teaching Award in 2021.

Commencement Details

The Walker College's commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, December 15 at 5:00 p.m. in the Holmes Convocation Center. Find additional details about the commencement ceremonies or the watch the ceremony livestreamed at appstate.edu/commencement

Additionally, students from App State's MBA, MS in Accounting and MS in Applied Data Analytics programs are invited to participate in a Graduate Programs Hooding Ceremony on Thursday, December 14. For information about the hooding ceremony, please contact Kim Kirby, kirbyko@appstate.edu.

Mary Ann Hofmann
Published: Nov 26, 2023 10:37am