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2009 Summer Commencement Ceremony
Set for Friday in Convocation Center
August 5, 2009 --
340 graduates will be awarded diplomas during Arkansas State
University’s 2009 summer commencement ceremony Friday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m.
in the Convocation Center. ASU Chancellor Robert L. Potts will confer
Among the graduates, 256 are receiving bachelor degrees and eight
students will receive associate degrees. One student has earned a
doctoral degree, with five specialist and 72 master degrees being
bestowed. Of the 342 total, nine are graduating cum laude, four magna
cum laude, and one with university honors.
Dorothy Frederick of Brookland, who is graduating magna cum laude with a
Bachelor of Science degree in Mid-Level Education, is the featured
student speaker in centennial year ceremony.
As part of the centennial celebration activities, graduating students
have collected items symbolic of their time at the university to be
placed in a time capsule and sealed inside one of 25 concrete benches
surrounding the Historic Arch in the center of campus. The mementos will
be on display during the ceremony.
Successive classes will continue this tradition and the 2009 class will
gather in 2034 to open this first-time capsule in conjunction with its
25-year reunion activities.