Spring Commencement today

MSUM will award degrees to about 875 students during its spring commencement program Friday, May 12 in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse.  

The 10 a.m. ceremony will include graduates of the College of Education and Human Services, College of Science, Health and the Environment, and Graduate Studies.

The 2 p.m. ceremony will include graduates of the College of Arts, Media and Communication, College of Business and Innovation, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Graduate Studies. 

Accounting alumna Tonya Stende, CPA, will be the featured speaker at both ceremonies. Stende is president of the Dale Carnegie Business Group of North Dakota, a team of performance consultants who align business strategies and people practices to drive results. She was recently named one of the top 25 women in Business by Prairie Business Magazine and was awarded the YWCA Woman of the Year in the area of Volunteerism. Tonya lives in Fargo with husband Dave.

Featured student speaker for the morning program will be biology student Loida Guajardo.

Featured student speaker for the afternoon program will be Remington Layne, a communications studies/international studies major.

Parking will be open in all university lots on commencement day. Lots will not be ticketed the day of the ceremony. Street parking will be available as posted. Driving directions to campus are located at mnstate.edu/admissions/drivingdirections.aspx.

For those who can’t attend commencement, it will be streamed live online at mnstate.edu/registrar/graduation.

You can also tweet your congratulations to graduates at #MSUM2017.