Local Colleges Celebrate New Graduates

Local colleges celebrate new graduates
By: Heartland News
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. --More than 1,000 students received degrees Saturday during the spring commencement ceremonies at Southeast Missouri State Unviersity.
897 undergraduates and 146 graduate students took part in the pomp and circumstance of graduation.
Dr. Jerry Caulder served as commencement speaker.  The Southeast graduate is considered the "father of agricultural biotechnology".
Nineteen students graduated with a 4.0 grade point average, one of the highest number of students in years.
CARBONDALE, Il. --Southern Illinois University - Carbondale graduates walked across the stage today to receive their degrees.
Graduation ceremonies took place all day at the SIU Arena for each of the different schools within the univeristy.
More than 3,500 students received degrees this year.