I got a call this morning from the VP for Student Affairs and the Dean of Ian's college at IUP. The department, the dean's office, the president and vice president have all been discussing Ian, and they decided that despite the fact that he officially had one more semester to go (17 credits that did not relate to his major at all) they're going to confer on him his bachelor's degree. They pointed to the amount of work Ian did on his internship (he worked 12-16 hours a day, six days a week over the summer) and to his outstanding work on the internship as evidence of his fitness to receive the degree. They offered our family the opportunity to receive his degree on his behalf at the graduation ceremony where David Altrogge (his best friend) will be the student speaker.
The staff at IUP have been very kind. Thank you.