By Andy Allen | May 18, 2023
Andrew Hamlin, class of 23
Andrew Hamlin

The Utah State University (USU) graduation ceremony is a time-honored tradition that honors the hard work and dedication of its students. It is a joyful celebration of achievement and a symbol of the bright futures that await each graduate as they move on to the next chapter of their lives.

The 2023 USU commencement ceremony was held on Thursday, 4 May at the Spectrum, with college graduation ceremonies following later that day and Friday. A total of 137 GI Bill®-using students earned their degrees as follows: 25 undergraduates from the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences (CAAS); 6 undergraduates from the Caine College of the Arts (CCA); 22 undergraduates and 3 graduates from the College of Education and Human Services (CEHS); 11 undergraduates from the College of Engineering (CE); 23 undergraduates from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHaSS); 9 undergraduates and 3 graduates from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business; 6 undergraduates from the College of Natural Resources (CNR); 9 undergraduates from the College of Science (CS); and an additional 20 undergraduates from the Department of Integrated and General Studies.

In addition to the degrees that were earned and awarded this year, other members of the Veterans Resource Office (VRO) family were recognized: 3 Army ROTC cadets and 1 Air Force cadet were commissioned Second Lieutenants; and the VRO’s Director, LTC Andy Allen, U.S. Army Retired, was the guest speaker at the Army ROTC commissioning ceremony.

Thanks to everyone who made the 2022-2023 academic year so wonderful. The VRO recognizes the hard work that each of these students has put forth to achieve something great, and we know they will continue in greatness. Thank you for letting us be a part of your journey. We are proud of you all! Go Aggies!!

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