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Utah State University Commencement is Saturday; Graduate Ceremonies Friday

Thursday, Apr. 30, 2015


Utah State University Commencement, Dee Glen Smith Spectrum

The most successful head coach to ever walk the court of Aggie basketball sidelines, Stew Morrill, will address undergraduate students during USU’s 128th graduation ceremony Saturday, May 2, in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan. The hooding ceremony for graduate students is Friday, May 1.


Morrill will present the commencement address and also receive an honorary doctorate with two other prominent individuals during the Saturday events. Those receiving honorary doctorates are Crystal Call Maggelet, co-founder of Crystal Inn and chief executive officer and president of FJ Management, Inc.; and Richard L. Shipley, retired founder of Shipley Associates and member of the USU Foundation Board. 

Visit the commencement website for more detailed information.


USU Commencement Statistics (Spring 2015)

Graduate Commencement and Hooding Ceremony: Friday, May 1, 1:30 p.m., Dee Glen Smith Spectrum

Graduation (Undergraduate): Saturday, May 2, 9:30 a.m., Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Procession begins on Quad at 9 a.m.

Individual college convocations (all Saturday, May 2):


Noon (12 p.m.)

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Kent Concert Hall, Chase Fine Arts Center
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
College of Science, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom, Taggart Student Center

2:00 p.m.
Caine College of the Arts, Kent Concert Hall, Chase Fine Arts Center
Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom, Taggart Student Center

4:00 p.m.
Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
College of Engineering, Kent Concert Hall, Chase Fine Arts Center
Associate’s Degrees, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom, Taggart Student Center

Numbers of Degrees: 5,830
Associate’s: 1,066
Bachelor’s: 3,818
Master’s: 835
Doctorate: 104
Education Specialist’s: 7

Gender of graduates (undergrad):
Female: 2,776
Male: 2,141
 

Annual undergraduate resident tuition/fees (24 credits):
2014-15: $6,384

Geographic origin (undergrad):
Foreign countries: 255 students (Top Three: China, 218; Canada; 15, Dominican Republic; 6)
U.S. states: 49

Ethnicity (undergrad):
American Indian/Alaskan native: 26
Native Hawaiian: 2
Asian: 246
Black, non-Hispanic: 14
White, non-Hispanic: 3,821
Hispanic or Latino: 237
Not Specified: 571

Most popular degrees (top 10) (undergrad):
Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education (365)
Economics (281)
Interdisciplinary Studies (176)
Human Movement Science (157)
Business Administration (150)
Elementary Education (138)
Psychology (126)
Family, Consumer and Human Development (123)
Mechanical Engineering (112)
English (106)

Commencement Speaker: Stew Morrill, retired head coach, USU men’s basketball team

Honorary Degree Recipients:
Crystal Call Maggelet, co-founder of Crystal Inn and chief executive officer and president of FJ Management, Inc., Doctor of Business

Stew Morrill, retired head coach, USU men’s basketball team, Doctor of Education

Richard L. Shipley, retired founder of Shipley Associates and member of the USU Foundation Board, Doctor of Humane Letters


Student Speaker: Morgan Jaromilla Hughes, S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources

Valedictorians:
College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences: Allison Osborn, escorted by Rebecca Charlton
Caine College of the Arts: Janette Blackmore, escorted by Steven Mansfield
Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services: Jonathan C. Rich, escorted by Amy Odum
College of Engineering: Ren James Gibbons, escorted by Laurie McNeill
College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Kaylee Britton Johnson, escorted by Damon Cann
Jon. M. Huntsman School of Business: Tanner James Boden, escorted by Chris Fawson
S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources: Morgan Jaromilla Hughes, escorted by Fee Busby
College of Science: Terry Carson Jessop, escorted by Nicholas Dickensen

D. Wynne Thorne Research Award: Alvan Hengge, College of Science

Eldon J. Gardner Teaching Award:  David Britt, College of Engineering

Distinguished Teaching Awards:
College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences: Ryan Bosworth
Caine College of the Arts: Richie Call
Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services: Sarah Tulane
College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Diane Calloway-Graham
Jon M. Huntsman School of Business: Paul B. Fjelsted
S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources: Kari E. Veblen
College of Science: Bradley Davidson

E. G. Peterson Extension Award: Shawn Olsen

Contact: Maren Aller, 435-797-1355, maren.aller@usu.edu





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