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MISSISSIPPI PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES TO AWARD 4,663 DEGREES IN DECEMBER

11/17/2017 - Jackson, Miss.

Mississippi Public Universities will confer 4,663 degrees in December, representing an increase of 235 more degrees than were awarded in December 2016. December graduates include 3,519 undergraduates and 1,144 graduate students. The Board of Trustees approved awarding the degrees, providing each candidate has met all requirements for the degree, at its meeting held yesterday in Jackson.

2017 DECEMBER COMMENCEMENT SCHEDULES

Alcorn State University

    Time/Date: 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 8, 2017
    Location: Davey L. Whitney Health and Physical Education Complex
    Speaker: Dr. Caleph B. Wilson, Field Application Scientist, Miltenyi Biotec

Delta State University
Graduate Commencement Exercises

    Time/Date: 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 9, 2017
    Location: Bologna Performing Arts
    Speaker: Dr. Ronald G. Koehler, Chair Emeritus for the Department of Art and Professor Emeritus of Art; 2017 Recipient of S.E. Kossman Outstanding Teacher Award, Delta State University
Undergraduate Commencement Exercises
    Time/Date: 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 9, 2017
    Location: Bologna Performing Arts
    Speaker: Dr. Ronald G. Koehler, Chair Emeritus for the Department of Art and Professor Emeritus of Art; 2017 Recipient of S.E. Kossman Outstanding Teacher Award, Delta State University

Jackson State University
Undergraduate/Graduate Commencement Exercises

    Time/Date: 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 8, 2017
    Location: Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center
    Speaker: Dr. Kevin Murriel, Senior Pastor, Cascade United Methodist Church

Mississippi State University
Meridian Campus

    Time/Date: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 7, 2017
    Location: Kahlmus Auditorium, College Park Campus, MSU-Meridian
    Speaker: Eddie Kelley, Meridian Division Manager, Mississippi Power
Starkville Campus, College of Architecture, Art and Design, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education
    Time/Date: 9:30 a.m., Friday, December 8, 2017
    Location: Humphrey Coliseum
    Speaker: Dr. Allen K. Sills, Jr., Chief Medical Officer, National Football League
Bagley College of Engineering, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Business, College of Forest Resources, College of Veterinary Medicine,
    Time/Date: 4:00 p.m., Friday, December 8, 2017
    Location: Humphrey Coliseum
    Speaker: Dr. John D. Davis, IV, Neurosurgeon, NewSouth NeuroSpine

Mississippi University for Women

    Time/Date: 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 15, 2017
    Location: Rent Auditorium, Whitfield Hall
    Speaker: Mr. Joey Barnes, WCBI News

The University of Southern Mississippi

    Time/Date: 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Friday, December 8, 2017
    Location: Bernard Reed Green Coliseum
    Speaker: TBD

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The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning governs the public universities in Mississippi, including Alcorn State University; Delta State University; Jackson State University; Mississippi State University including the Mississippi State University Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine; Mississippi University for Women; Mississippi Valley State University; the University of Mississippi including the University of Mississippi Medical Center; and the University of Southern Mississippi.

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