More than 800 MSUM students to graduate May 12
MSUM will award degrees to more than 800 students, including 185 graduate students, during its spring commencement program Friday, May 12, in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse.
The 10 a.m. ceremony will include undergraduate and graduate students from the College of Business, Analytics & Communications and the College of Science, Health & the Environment. The 10 a.m. student speaker will be Sami Farrell, a political science graduate from Sioux Falls, S.D.
The 2 p.m. ceremony will include undergraduate and graduate students from the College of Arts & Humanities and the College of Education & Human Services. The student speaker will be Sejla Dervisic, a history and political science graduate from Fargo, N.D.
Stephanie Ballard will be the commencement speaker at both ceremonies. She is a 2014 elementary inclusive education graduate who earned special education licensures in specific learning disabilities and emotional/behavioral disorders. While a special educator at Camelot Intermediate School in Brookings, S.D., she was awarded Camelot Intermediate School Teacher of the Year. She now teaches 7th-grade math at Mickelson Middle School in Brookings. Ballard received the George S. Mickelson Middle School, Brookings School District, SD Region 1 Teacher of the Year in 2021, going on to be named the 2022 South Dakota Teacher of the Year. Additionally, she was recently named one of five national finalists for the 2023 NEA and Horace Mann Teaching with Excellence Award.
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- Both ceremonies will be streamed live on the website: https://www.mnstate.edu/registrar/graduation/
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