Capital University To Hold 168th Commencement May 5 | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


    • Capital University To Hold 168th Commencement May 5

      Angela Pace
      WBNS-10TV Director of Community Affairs Angela Pace ’77 To Deliver Keynote Address /


      Capital University will hold its 168th Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at The Capital Center Field House, located at 1 College and Main in Bexley.

      Angela Pace, a Columbus native, agent of community, Capital graduate (’77) and director of Community Affairs at WBNS-10TV, will deliver the commencement address. The ceremony will begin at 2 pm. Doors will open at 12:30. More than 600 graduates are expected to participate and receive their degrees.

      Tickets are required for admission. Family members and friends who are unable to attend the ceremony can view it live online at Webcast coverage will begin at 1:55 pm. Beginning a week after Commencement, a video of the ceremony will be available there to view on demand.

      As a TV journalist and community advocate, Angela Pace has used her talent, career and position to bring visibility to people and issues that impact Columbus. Raised and educated in the capital city, Pace has shaped her career with purpose in Central Ohio through an extensive record of award-winning journalism, volunteerism and community involvement.

      Pace anchored the 6 pm and 11 pm editions of 10TV Eyewitness News for 13 years, and previously worked at WCMH-TV for 13 years. For five of those years she anchored the weekday 6 pm, 7 pm and 11 pm newscasts. During her career at WCMH-TV, she worked first as a floor director while she was a student at Capital, and later as a reporter. She has won five Emmys and a regional Telly award.

      “In addition to her many professional achievements, Angela’s contributions to community-building and lifting up all people demonstrate her purpose and Purple Power pride — emblems of her Capital education,” Capital President Beth Paul said. “As our Commencement speaker, she will inspire her fellow alumni to bring the very best of themselves to brighten their communities, places of work, and the world.”

      Pace actively serves on boards of several arts organizations, including Lincoln Theater Association, Columbus Association for the Performing Arts and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. She previously served on Capital’s Board of Trustees and Alumni Association, and on boards of Mid-Ohio Food Bank, Jazz Arts Group, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation and I Know I Can.

      Her dozens of community honors and awards are exceeded only by the hundreds of lives she has improved as a champion of the Columbus community. Pace is a 1992 inductee of the Columbus Public School Hall of Fame, recipient of the YMCA of Central Ohio’s Women of Achievement Award, Governor’s Award for Journalism and Community Service, Golden Rule Award from the Columbus School Board, Wink Hess Journalism Award, Columbus Education Association’s Martin Luther King Junior Humanitarian Award and Capital’s Outstanding Alumni Award. She received the Toastmaster’s International Leadership Award, Community Service Award from the Columbus Urban League and Lifetime Achievement awards from the Columbus Association of Black Journalists and Columbus Symphony Orchestra (Music Educators Lifetime Achievement Award).

      The Columbus Bar Association has established a foundation in Pace’s name, funds from which were to help build the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The Welcome Room there is named in her honor.

      For additional information about the commencement ceremony, including ceremony information, cap and gown orders, graduation requirements, rehearsal details, security details, graduate lineup instructions, department events, and family and graduate brunch ticket information, please visit

      Memorial GatewayLocated in the Columbus, Ohio, community of Bexley, Capital University is a comprehensive, private university, centered in contemporary Lutheran values, offering undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and professions. At Capital, we transform lives for a brighter world, and our purpose is purpose. Through an immersive, high-impact and convergent approach to teaching and learning, we find, feed and refine the role each of us was born for — no matter who we are. As CapFam, we are a coalition of the willing drawn together by a deep sense of purpose. We are connected by a shared obligation to live, learn, work and lead for the good of our students and the world. Since its founding in 1830 and charter as a university in 1850, Capital has been an agent in shaping engaged citizens and purposeful leaders who improve their industries, communities and society.