Marshall University’s 2011 Winter Commencement took place Dec 10 and honored nearly 1,250 students who graduated in July or August 2011 or who were expected to graduate this month.
Among the 1,247 students were 754 undergraduates and 493 with graduate degrees. Approximately 400 students participated in the ceremony. The students were recognized individually, walking to the area in front of the stage where their names were announced and they received congratulations and a scroll from the Marshall University Alumni Association.
Registrar Roberta Ferguson said 174 students graduated with honors. Fifteen graduated summa cum laude (3.85 to 4.0 GPA), 43 magna cum laude (3.6 to 3.84 GPA), and 101 cum laude (3.3 to 3.59 GPA).
Two students receiving associate degrees graduated with high honors, and 13 associate degree recipients graduated with honors. Two students completed their baccalaureate degrees with perfect 4.0 GPAs. They are Brittany Lin Ledbetter of Cross Lanes, W.Va., and Morgan Alexandra Lewis of Wayne.
Dr. Jamie Warner, professor of political science and MU’s Charles E. Hedrick Outstanding Faculty Award winner for 2010-2011, delivered the keynote speech.
Photos: Scenes from Winter Commencement,
which took place Dec. 10. Photos by Rick Haye/Marshall University.
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