The following is a news release from McNeese State University:
Over 700 students will receive their diplomas at the McNeese State University fall commencement ceremony set for 10 a.m. on Saturday at Burton Coliseum.
There will be 92 associate degrees, 532 bachelor's degrees and 140 master's degrees awarded during the program. Recipients cover 34 parishes, 21 states and 18 countries.
Dr. Jeanne Daboval, provost and vice president for academic and student affairs at McNeese, will serve as master of ceremonies and will confer degrees on candidates.
The McNeese Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. Jay Jacobs, will perform the processional, national anthem and recessional.
McNeese President Dr. Philip C. Williams will welcome the fall class of 2013.
Stephanie Tarver, associate vice president for enrollment management, will introduce honor graduates. Then, the presentation of degree candidates for conferral of degrees will be made by Williams, Daboval, Tarver and the deans of the six colleges and the Doré School of Graduate Studies and Extended Education.
Blake McCaskill, president of the McNeese Alumni Association, will address the students on behalf of the association.
Performing arts students Carie Barnes, Sulphur, and Camryn Miller, Lake Charles, will lead the students and audience in the alma mater.
Demographics for the fall class of 2013:
1 student from each of the following parishes: DeSoto, East Feliciana, LaSalle, Livingston, Morehouse, Sabine and Washington
2 students from Ascension, Natchitoches, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa
3 students from Caddo, St. Charles, St. Martin and West Baton Rouge
4 students from Jefferson, Orleans and Rapides
5 students from East Baton Rouge and Ouachita
6 students from St. Mary
7 students from Grant and Vermilion
9 students from Iberia
13 students from Evangeline
14 students from St. Landry
15 students from Lafayette
17 students from Vernon
21 students from Cameron
23 students from Acadia
26 students from Allen
35 students from Beauregard
54 students from Jefferson Davis
317 students from Calcasieu
1 student from each of the following states: Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wisconsin
2 students from Alabama, Arizona, Iowa, Mississippi, New York, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania
3 students from Washington
4 students from California
44 students from Texas
1 student from each of the following countries: Bangladesh, Canada, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Nigeria, Republic of Korea, Serbia, Sweden, Thailand and United Kingdom
Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:57 AM EDT2014-08-26 09:57:06 GMT
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