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680 receive degrees at Southeast commencement

(Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS) (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

A large crowd packed the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on Saturday for Southeast Missouri State University's Winter Commencement.

A total of 680 students received their degrees consisting of 549 undergraduate and 131 master's degrees.

Eight undergraduate students with a perfect 4.0 grade point average were honored.

During the ceremony, Dr. Kenn Stilson, chair of Southeast's Department of Theatre and Dance, was honored with this year's Provost's Research, Instruction and Development for Excellence Award. 

The PRIDE award recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence as a teacher, an extraordinary level of scholarship and service for whose overall accomplishments are especially noteworthy.

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