More than 1,000 graduate from Southeast Missouri State University

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – More than 1,000 students graduated from Southeast Missouri State University on Saturday, Dec. 17.

Two graduation ceremonies were held at the Show Me Center.

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt served as the commencement speaker for the 2 p.m. ceremony. He was presented with the Vandiver Show Me State Award. Southeast’s Board of Governors approved the conferral of the award during its November meeting in recognition of Sen. Blunt’s public service and commitment to Southeast.

Southeast professor Dr. Erin Fluegge served as the speaker for the 10 a.m. ceremony.

Commencement by the numbers

  • 1,071 graduates
  • 675 undergraduates
  • 380 master’s graduates
  • 16 specialist candidates
  • 94,564 all-time Southeast graduates
  • 247 students graduating with honors
  • 49 graduating summa cum laude (3.9 to 4.0 cumulative grade point average)
  • 67 graduating magna cum laude (3.75 to 3.89 cumulative grade point average)
  • 131 graduating cum laude (3.5 to 3.74 cumulative grade point average)
  • 194 students graduating with a cumulative 4.0 grade point average
  • 17 undergraduates
  • 177 master’s and specialist
  • 4 Honors Scholars

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