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2014 Summer Commencement Set For Friday, Aug. 8


JONESBORO — Nearly 900 students representing 11 academic colleges are expected to receive degrees at Arkansas State University’s 2014 summer graduation, Friday, Aug. 8. The ceremony begins at 7 p.m. in the Convocation Center, 217 Olympic Drive, in Jonesboro.

Chelsea Patton of Jonesboro, who is receiving her bachelor of science in education degree with an exercise science major, will address the gathering. Patton is graduating summa cum laude and is a Chancellor’s List student. She is entering the doctor of physical therapy program at Arkansas State in the fall.

Of the summer class, 43 candidates are graduating with honors, including 26 cum laude, 11 magna cum laude, two cum laude/university honors, two summa cum laude/university honors, one summa cum laude and one magna cum laude/university honors.

Dr. Lynita Cooksey, university provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, will confer both undergraduate and graduate-level degrees upon the students. The colleges are Agriculture and Technology, Business, Education and Behavioral Science, Engineering, Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Media and Communication, Nursing and Health Professions, Sciences and Mathematics, University College and the Honors College.

“Arkansas State is privileged to have such an outstanding group of graduates. It is truly an honor to be able to interact daily with students and faculty to facilitate the academic mission of A-State as exemplified by these graduates,” said Dr. Cooksey.

Following the commencement ceremony, there is a reception for all students and families at the north mezzanine with refreshments of punch and cookies.

Commencement can be viewed online by clicking on the following link: AState.edu/livestream/.