1,327 to Receive Degrees at Southeast’s Spring Commencement


Vargas graduationA total of 1,327 students – 1,051 undergraduate and 276 master’s and specialist students – will receive degrees at Southeast Missouri State University’s spring commencement exercises at 2 p.m. May 14 in the Show Me Center.

Dr. Tamela Randolph, chair of the Department of Mathematics and professor of mathematics at Southeast, will deliver the commencement address. For more information on Randolph and her career in mathematics, visit http://news.semo.edu/randolph-presenting-southeasts-spring-commencement-address/.

The ceremony also will honor 12 students for graduating with a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

Prior to the commencement ceremony, an Honors Convocation will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Show Me Center to honor 384 undergraduates.  Dr. John Kraemer, professor in the Department of Biology, director of the Environmental Science Program and the 2015 recipient of the University’s Faculty Merit Award, will present the Honors Convocation address.

Among the undergraduate students at the Honors Convocation, 65 students will graduate summa cum laude (3.9 to 4.0 cumulative grade point average); 98 will graduate magna cum laude (3.75 to 3.89 cumulative grade point average); and 183 will graduate cum laude (3.5 to 3.74 cumulative grade point average).

Also at the Honors Convocation, six students will be recognized for graduating with academic distinction in the department of major, 30 will be recognized for completing the Jane Stephens Honors Program and two for graduating with honors in an associate’s degree. Graduating members of three honor societies – Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi and Omicron Delta Kappa will be recognized as well.