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Utah State University Commencement is Saturday; Graduate Ceremonies Friday


Thursday, May. 01, 2014


a USU graduate from 2013

Australian humanitarian and an internationally renowned development advocate, Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Poverty Project, will address Utah State University undergraduate students during USU’s 127th graduation ceremony Saturday, May 3, in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan. The hooding ceremony for graduate students is Friday, May 2, in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

 

Evans will present the commencement address and will also receive an honorary doctorate with three other prominent individuals during the Saturday events. Those receiving honorary doctorates are: Tayseer Al-Smadi, a senator in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and chairman of the Jordan Press and Publishing Corporation; Pamela J. Atkinson, an advocate for impoverished, underprivileged and homeless populations in Utah; and R. Gilbert Moore, a specialist in rocketry and propulsion science who co-founded USU’s Get Away Special Program.

 

Visit the commencement website for more detailed information.

 

USU Commencement Statistics (Spring 2014)

 

Graduate Commencement and Hooding Ceremony: Friday, May 2, 1:30 p.m., Dee Glen Smith Spectrum

 

Graduation (Undergraduate): Saturday, May 3, 9:30 a.m., Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Procession begins on Quad at 9 a.m.

 

Individual college convocations (all Saturday, May 3):
Agriculture and Applied Sciences: 4 p.m., Kent Concert Hall, Chase Fine Arts Center
Caine College of the Arts: noon, Kent Concert Hall, Chase Fine Arts Center
Jon M. Huntsman School of Business: noon, Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services: 2 p.m., Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
Engineering: 2 p.m., Kent Concert Hall, Chase Fine Arts Center
Humanities and Social Sciences: 4 p.m., Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources: noon, Morgan Theatre, Chase Fine Arts Center
Science: noon, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom, Taggart Student Center

Numbers of Degrees: 5,429
Associate’s: 659
Bachelor’s: 3,709
Master’s: 933
Doctorate: 118
Education Specialist’s:10

 

Gender of graduates (undergrad):
Female: 2,384
Male: 2,006

 

Annual undergraduate resident tuition/fees (24 credits):
2013-14: $4,258

 

Geographic origin (undergrad):
Foreign countries: 165 (Top 3: China, 146; Canada; 12, Hong Kong; 4)
U.S. states: 46

 

Ethnicity (undergrad):
American Indian/Alaskan native: 15
Asian/Pacific Islander: 33
Asian: 236
Black, non-Hispanic: 67
White, non-Hispanic: 3,533
Hispanic: 165
Not Specified: 265
Multicultural: 32

 

Most popular degrees (top 10) (undergrad):
Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education (351)
Economics (283)
Interdisciplinary Studies (152)
Human Movement Science (147)
Family, Consumer and Human Development (140)
Elementary Education (136)
Accounting (107)
Mechanical Engineering (102)
Business Administration (102)
English (101)

 

Commencement Speaker: Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Poverty Project

 

Honorary Degree Recipients:
Tayseer Al-Smadi, a senator in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and chairman of the Jordan Press and Publishing Corporation, Doctor of Humane Letters.
Pamela J. Atkinson, an advocate for impoverished, underprivileged and homeless populations in Utah, Doctor of Humane Letters.
Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Poverty Project, Doctor of Humane Letters.
R. Gilbert Moore, a specialist in rocketry and propulsion science who co-founded USU’s Get Away Special Program, Doctor of Humane Letters.

 

Student Speaker: Briana Dawn Bowen, Truman Scholar, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

 

Valedictorians:
College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences: Katherine Diane Vande Pol, escorted by Lyle McNeal
Caine College of the Arts: Kevin Scott Goodrich, escorted by Jane Catlin
Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services: Sarah Rebecca Hunt, escorted by Sherry Marx
College of Engineering: Bryan Jay Stringham, escorted by Heng Ban
College of Humanities and Social Sciences:  Briana Dawn Bowen, escorted by David Lewis
Jon. M. Huntsman School of Business: Brooke Jeneane Siler, escorted by Shannon Peterson
S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources: Jordan Karl Lofthouse, escorted by Nichlas Emmons
College of Science: J. Tyler Gish, escorted by Alvan Hengge

 

D. Wynne Thorne Research Award: James P. Evans, College of Science

 

Eldon J. Gardner Teaching Award:  David E. Brown, College of Science

 

Distinguished Teaching Awards:
College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences: Lindsey Shirley
Caine College of the Arts: Kathy Puzey
College of Engineering: Oenardi Lawanto
Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services: Sarah Clark
College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Ko-Yin Sung
Jon M. Huntsman School of Business: Randy Simmons
S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources: Dan MacNulty

 

E. G. Peterson Extension Award: Ralph Whitesides

 

Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award: Evelyn I. Funda, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

 

Contact: Maren Cartwright, 435-797-1355, maren.cartwright@usu.edu



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