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Utah State University Commencement is Saturday; Graduate Ceremonies Friday

Adam Grant, a New York Times bestselling author and top-rated professor at the Wharton School, will serve as Utah State University’s commencement speaker for its 130th graduation ceremony, Saturday, May 6, in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan. The hooding ceremony for graduate students is Friday, May 5.

Grant will present the commencement address and also receive an honorary doctorate with three other prominent individuals during the Saturday events. Those receiving honorary doctorates are Ted Stewart, former chief judge of the District of Utah; Don J. Wang, successful businessperson and strong community leader from Houston, Texas and Beverly Jean Larson White, Utah’s longest-running woman to serve in the Utah State House of Representatives.

Visit the commencement website for more detailed information.




USU Commencement Statistics (Spring 2017)

Graduate Commencement and Hooding Ceremony: Friday, May 5, 1:30 p.m., Dee Glen Smith Spectrum

Commencement (Undergraduate): Saturday, May 6, 9:30 a.m., Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Procession begins on Quad at 9 a.m.

Individual college convocations (all Saturday, May 6):

12 p.m. (noon)
Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, Dee Glen Smith Spectrum

S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources, Morgan Theatre, Chase Fine Arts Center

College of Science, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom, Taggart Student Center

12:30 p.m.
College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Wayne Estes Center

2 p.m.
Caine College of the Arts, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom, Taggart Student Center

Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
Associate’s Degrees, Morgan Theatre, Chase Fine Arts Center

2:30 p.m.
College of Engineering, Wayne Estes Center

4 p.m.
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dee Glen Smith Spectrum

Numbers of Degrees:
Associate’s: 1,296
Bachelor’s: 4,004
Master’s: 825
Doctorate: 97
Education Specialist’s: 7

Gender of graduates (undergrad: bachelor’s and associate’s):
Female: 2,694
Male: 2,352

Annual undergraduate resident tuition/fees (24 credits):
2016-17: $6,864

Geographic origin (undergrad):
Foreign countries: 27 students (Top 3: China, 102; Dominican Republic, 21; South Korea; 10)
U.S. states: 49

Ethnicity (undergrad):
American Indian/Alaskan native: 45
Pacific Islander: 19
Asian: 350
Black, non-Hispanic: 49
White, non-Hispanic: 4,376
Multicultural: 107
Not Specified: 370

Most popular degrees (top 10) (undergrad):
Economics (376)
Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education (288)
Business Administration (184)
Human Movement Science (160)
Psychology (146)
Elementary Education (135)
Mechanical Engineering (131)
Family, Consumer and Human Development (130)
Interdisciplinary Studies (106)
English (106)

Commencement Speaker: Adam Grant, a New York Times bestselling author and top-rated professor at the Wharton School, Doctor of Business

Honorary Degree Recipients:
Ted Stewart, former chief judge of the District of Utah, Doctor of Humane Letters
Don J. Wang, successful businessperson and strong community leader from Houston, Texas, Doctor of Agriculture
Beverly Jean Larson White, Utah’s longest-running woman to serve in the Utah State House of Representatives, Doctor of Humane Letters

Student Speaker: Emily Jinju Cottam, Caine College of the Arts

Valedictorians:
College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences: John Pettit
Caine College of the Arts: Olivia Anne Godfrey
Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services: Sheena Chipman
College of Engineering: Megan Nicole Gordon
College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Kelci Kaye Peterson
Jon. M. Huntsman School of Business: Breanne Yamauchi
S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources: Molly Van Engelenhoven
College of Science: Corey Kimzey

D. Wynne Thorne Research Award: JoAnn Tschanz, Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Eldon J. Gardner Teaching Award:  Matt Omasta, Caine College of the Arts

Faculty University Service Award: Rebecca Lawver, College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Distinguished Teaching Awards:
College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences: S. Clay Isom
College of Engineering: Joseph Caliendo
Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services: Beth MacDonald
College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Ravi M. Gupta
Jon M. Huntsman School of Business: Sterling A. Bone
S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources: Andrew Kulmatiski
College of Science: Benjamin Burger

E. G. Peterson Extension Award: Diane Reese, Extension director, Northern Region

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

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