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More than 1,400 students graduating from Southeast Missouri State University

Graduates were finally able to walk across the stage after their semester was cut shot because...
Graduates were finally able to walk across the stage after their semester was cut shot because of the Covid-19 Pandemic(Noelle Williams. KFVS)
Updated: May. 14, 2021 at 4:06 PM CDT
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - More than 1,400 graduates will be recognized on Friday and Saturday during Southeast’s five ceremonies.

About 225 graduates are expected in each of the ceremonies.

“I’m so proud of students and how they navigated the challenges that occurred this past year. Their determination, hard work and resilience was remarkable,” said Southeast President Dr. Carlos Vargas.

Attendees are required to have a ticket, which have been distributed to the graduates in advance.

Face coverings and social distancing will be required.

A livestream will be available by clicking here.

Friday, May 14

2 p.m.

  • College of Education, Health and Human Studies (Elementary, Early and Special Education; Leadership, Middle and Secondary Education; Psychology & Counseling)
  • Speaker – Dr. Jeremy Barnes, Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition and Recreation

6 p.m.

  • College of Education, Health and Human Studies (Child and Family Studies; Communication Disorders; Kinesiology, Nutrition and Recreation; Nursing)
  • Holland College of Arts and Media
  • Speaker – Dr. Christopher Goeke, Professor, Department of Music

Saturday, May 15

10 a.m.

  • Harrison College of Business and Computing
  • Speaker – Dr. Judy Wiles, Professor and Chair, Department of Marketing

2 p.m.

  • College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
  • Speaker – Dr. James E. Champine, Professor, Department of Biology

6 p.m.

  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Speaker – Dr. Eric Clements, Professor, Department of History and Anthropology

In total, 467 students will graduate with honors.

Also recognized during the ceremony will be students graduating with a 4.0 grade point average and Honors Scholars.

Commencement by the Numbers

  • 1,446 total graduates
  • 1,102 undergraduates
  • 319 master’s graduates
  • 25 specialist candidates
  • 90,263 total all-time Southeast graduates
  • 467 students graduating with honors
  • 138 graduating summa cum laude (3.9 to 4.0 cumulative grade point average)
  • 128 graduating magna cum laude (3.75 to 3.89 cumulative grade point average)
  • 201 graduating cum laude (3.5 to 3.74 cumulative grade point average)
  • 55 (UG) students graduating with a 4.0 grade point average
  • 663 total all-time graduates with a 4.0 grade point average
  • 45 Honors Scholars
  • 5 commencement ceremonies
  • 225 approximate graduates per ceremony

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