739 receive degrees at Southeast's Fall Commencement | Schools
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Southeast Missouri State University says 739 students received degrees at Fall Commencement, 2 p.m. on December 15 in the Show Me Center.
The 739 students include 532 undergraduates, 192 master's degree students and 15 students receiving specialist degrees. Six undergraduate students will be recognized for earning 4.0 grade point averages.
U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt delivered the commencement address.
An Honors Convocation was held at 10:30 a.m. in the Show Me Center to honor 135 undergraduates, 54 receiving master's degrees and 12 receiving specialist degrees. Dr. James Stapleton will present the Honors Convocation address. Stapleton is the executive director of Southeast's Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and an associate professor of entrepreneurship at Southeast. He is also the 2012 recipient of the University's Faculty Merit Award and the 2012 Provost's Research, Instruction and Development for Excellence (PRIDE) Award.
The university says among the undergraduate students honored at the Honors Convocation, 18 students will graduate summa cum laude, 35 will graduate magna cum laude and 82 will graduate cum laude. The required undergraduate grade point average for graduating summa cum laude is 3.9 to 4.0. Students graduating magna cum laude must earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 to 3.89. Students graduating cum laude must earn a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.74.
Graduate students participating in the Honors Convocation must have achieved at least a 3.9 grade point average.
A DVD copy of either event may be ordered by contacting Dr. Jim Dufek at 573-651-2484. The commencement ceremony will also be streamed live online at http://www.semo.edu/commencement. Those visiting this site should then click on the link for the live webcast.
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