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Spring Commencement will be held May 10, with two
May 2, 2008 --
University in Jonesboro will hold spring commencement in the Convocation
Center on Saturday, May 10, with one ceremony at 10 a.m. and another at
The morning ceremony will include the Colleges of Agriculture, Business,
Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Sciences and
Mathematics. Major General Elder Granger, M.D., a 1976 alumnus of
ASU, will address the graduates at both the 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The afternoon commencement will include the Colleges of Communications,
Education, Fine Arts, Nursing and Health Professions, University
College, and Regional Programs. Rachel
Smith of Jonesboro, this year’s R. E. Lee Wilson Award winner, will be
the student speaker for the morning commencement ceremony. Morgan
Pippin, Student Government Association president, will be the student
speaker for the afternoon commencement ceremony.
Dr. Robert L. Potts, chancellor of ASU-Jonesboro, will present the
various diplomas. The Office of the Registrar has listed 1, 035 students as
candidates for degrees at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
A brief reception for all graduates, their guests, and faculty and staff
will be held on the north mezzanine following each of the commencement
ceremonies. Everyone is invited to attend.