Montana State University

MSU sets 2014 spring commencement ceremonies on May 3

April 24, 2014 -- MSU News Service

More than 2,040 students are candidates for commencement at MSU’s annual spring ceremonies. The university will confer honorary doctorates on Donna Shalala, president of the University of Miami, and Lee Whittlesey, Yellowstone National Park historian. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham.   High-Res Available

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Montana State University announces that 2,047 students will be candidates for degrees during the university's 120th commencement, which is set for Saturday, May 3.

According to Bonnie Ashley, MSU registrar, the candidates for graduation include 1,835 graduates for the spring 2014 semester and an additional 212 graduates from the 2014 summer semester.

In all, the university will confer degrees on 1,668 undergraduates 295 graduate students and 84 graduates from Gallatin College. Ashley said the university expects that of those, more than 1,500 students will participate in one of the two commencement ceremonies that will be held May 3 at MSU’s Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.

Students in the Colleges of Arts and Architecture, Education, Health and Human Development, Nursing and Gallatin College will graduate at 9 a.m. with the processional beginning at 8:40 a.m. Donna Shalala, the president of the University of Miami and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Bill Clinton, will receive an honorary doctorate in nursing during the morning ceremony. She will also deliver the charge to the graduates attending the morning ceremony.

Students in the Colleges of Agriculture, Business, Engineering and Letters and Science will graduate at 1:30 p.m. with the processional beginning at 1:10 p.m. Yellowstone National Park historian Lee Whittlesey will receive an honorary doctorate degree in history during the afternoon ceremony and will deliver the charge to the graduates attending the afternoon session.

For more information about MSU's 2014 spring commencement ceremony, go to: 
http://www.montana.edu/commencement/.

Bonnie Ashley (406) 994-6650, registrar@montana.edu

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