ASU awards 961 diplomas at Spring Commencement Ceremony

Wednesday, July 7, 2004

Arkansas State University in Jonesboro awarded 961 diplomas on Friday, May 7, during the Spring Commencement Ceremony in the Convocation Center. Dr. Les Wyatt, president of ASU, presented the various diplomas. Included in the total were five doctoral, 11 specialist's, 111 master's, 766 bachelor's and 68 associate's degrees. The class included 819 graduates from Arkansas, 49 graduates from Missouri, 67 from other states, and 26 from other countries.

During the ceremony, 177 seniors were recognized for outstanding academic achievement. Seventeen students received special recognition for their achievements in the Honors Program. Ten graduated in University Honors (UH) for having completed a minimum of 24 credit hours of Honors courses and a thesis in the major area. Seven graduated In Honors (H) for having completed a minimum of 18 credit hours of Honors courses. Twelve students graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 grade point average while 72 students graduated Magna Cum Laude with a grade point average from 3.80 to 3.99, and 90 students graduated Cum Laude with a grade point from 3.60 to 3.79.

The degree abbreviations are:

Doctorate in: Educational Leadership (EDD), Environmental Science (PhD);

Specialist in: Education (EDS); Community College Teaching (SCT);

Master of: Arts (MA), Business Administration (MBA), Communication Disorders (MCDS), Music (MM), Music Education (MME), Public Administration (MPA), Physical Therapy (MPT), Rehabilitation Counseling (MRC), Science (MS), Science in Agriculture (MSA), Science in Mass Communication (MSC), Science in Education (MSE), and Science in Nursing (MSN).

Bachelor of: Arts (BA), Engineering (BEN), Fine Arts (BFA), General Studies (BGS), Music (BM), Music Education (BME), Science (BS), Science in Agriculture (BSA), Science in Education (BSE), Science in Nursing (BSN), Science in Radiologic Sciences (BSRS), and Social Work (BSW).

Associate in: Applied Science (AAS), Applied Science in Nursing (AASN), General Studies (AGS), and Science (AS).Graduates from Bay were: Brenda Jean Roberson MSE Special Education -- emotionally disturbed, Bryan P. Barnes BS Management Information Systems, David Allen Hancock BS Management Information Systems and Adam Brian Hogue BSN Nursing.

Graduates from Trumann: Dana Ann Bingham MS Mathematics, Jake Aaron Qualls MS Computer Science, Joseph D. Hooker BA History, Chad Michael Casey BS Clinical Laboratory, Christie Michelle harness BS Communication Disorders, Ashley Michele Luna BS Marketing and James Adam Stotts BS Physics.

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