Montana State University expects 1,607 students will receive degrees during MSU's 118th spring commencement, set for 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4.
MSU will confer degrees on candidates for graduation for the 2012-2013 academic year, according to Bonnie Ashley, MSU registrar. This spring semester, there are expected to be 1,335 undergraduates and 272 graduate students receiving degrees. In addition, 156 candidates for undergraduate degrees in the summer session will be eligible to participate in spring commencement ceremonies.
There will be two ceremonies, both held at MSU's Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. The Colleges of Arts and Architecture, Business, Education, Health and Human Development and Engineering will graduate at 9 a.m. with the processional beginning at 8:40 a.m. Helene Michael, an MSU alumna and former vice president at Boeing Co., will receive an honorary doctorate in engineering and deliver the charge to the graduates at the morning ceremony.
The Colleges of Agriculture, Letters and Science, Nursing and Gallatin College will graduate at 1:30 p.m. with the processional beginning at 1:10 p.m. Bozeman native Diana Eck, an international expert in the field of religious diversity based at Harvard University, will receive an honorary doctorate in humanities and deliver the charge to the graduates at the afternoon ceremony.
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Contact: Bonnie Ashley, MSU Registrar, (406) 994-2603 or firstname.lastname@example.org