MU Commencement Honors 5,292 Graduates

6 years 9 months 2 weeks ago Monday, May 06 2013 May 6, 2013 Monday, May 06, 2013 8:47:00 AM CDT May 06, 2013 in News
By: KOMU 8 Staff

COLUMBIA, Mo. - MU honors 5,292 graduates beginning Friday and continuing through Sunday at Spring commencement.

"Our faculty and staff are very proud of our soon-to-be graduates from the University of Missouri," said Ann Korschgen, vice provost for enrollment management at MU. "We believe that they are well-prepared and have the necessary skills to impact their chosen fields. We are also pleased that MU graduates leave Mizzou with a much lower loan default rate, 3.9 percent, than the national average, 13.4 percent. To ensure our graduates continue to fare better than the national average, we recently started an exit counseling program for our graduating seniors, which helps them start their careers with excellent financial advice and services provided by MU."

MU will award 5,902 degrees, including 4,218 bachelor's degrees, 1,043 master's degrees, 278 doctorates, 126 law degrees, 36 education specialist degrees, 99 medical degrees and 102 veterinary medicine degrees.  Students can receive multiple degrees.

MU officials will also honor award-winning author and Columbia native Peter Hessler with an honorary degree Saturday. Hessler's award-winning books include, "Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and Present" and "Country Driving: A Journey from Farm to Factory." He won the Kiriyama Prize for his book, "River to Town: Two Years on the Yangtze."

Commencement Schedule:

FRIDAY, MAY 17
Online Commencement
Website

College of Veterinary Medicine
1 p.m.
Jesse Auditorium, Jesse Hall
Speaker: Jim Rhoades, head of Novartis' Global Technical Services for mammalian vaccines

Robert J. Trulaske Sr. College of Business
2 p.m.
Hearnes Center
Speaker: Leslie Flegel, partner and co-managing director of The Huck Group, Inc.

School of Health Professions
3:30 p.m.
Mizzou Arena
Speaker: Jim Spain, vice provost for undergraduate studies at MU

College of Engineering
4:30 p.m.
Hearnes Center
Speaker: Raymond Kowalik, president of Energy Global Practice for Burns & McDonnell

Sinclair School of Nursing
5:30 p.m.
Jesse Hall, Jesse Auditorium
Speaker: Dean Judith Fitzgerald Miller

School of Journalism
6:30 p.m.
Mizzou Arena
Alumnus Speaker: Meredith Artley, managing editor and vice president of CNN Digital


SATURDAY, MAY 18
Honors Ceremony
8:30 a.m.
Mizzou Arena
Speaker: honorary degree recipient Peter Hessler (see attached biography)

College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
12 p.m.
Hearnes Center
Speaker: U.S. Senator Roy Blunt

School of Medicine
1 p.m.
Jesse Auditorium, Jesse Hall
Speaker: Ann Havey, clinical associate professor in the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences at MU

College of Education
2:30 p.m.
Mizzou Arena
Speaker: John Wright, Missouri House of Representatives

College of Arts and Science
4:30 p.m.
Hearnes Center
Speaker: Boone County Circuit Judge Kevin Crane

School of Natural Resources
5:30 p.m.
Jesse Auditorium, Jesse Hall
Speaker: Roger Still, former director of The Nature Conservancy of Missouri and former vice president of the National Audubon Society

Graduate School
7:30 p.m.
Hearnes Center


SUNDAY, MAY 19
School of Law
1:30 p.m.
Jesse Auditorium, Jesse Hall
Speaker: Judge Duane Benton, a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

College of Human and Environmental Sciences
3 p.m.
Mizzou Arena

NOTE: Students in the School of Social Work will participate in the College of Human Environmental Sciences ceremony. Students in the Truman School of Public Affairs will participate in the Graduate School's ceremony. The School of Natural Resources in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources will hold a separate commencement ceremony.

Additional commencement information can be found here.

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