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A-State Summer Commencement Set for Friday, Aug. 13


JONESBORO — Arkansas State University will hold its 2021 summer commencement ceremony Friday, Aug. 13, in Centennial Bank Stadium. The event gets underway at 7 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will move indoors to First National Bank Arena at the same date and time.

Chancellor Kelly Damphousse will confer degrees upon graduates from eight colleges, including Agriculture, Neil Griffin College of Business, Education and Behavioral Science, Engineering and Computer Science, Liberal Arts and Communication, Nursing and Health Professions, Sciences and Mathematics, and University College. Graduates will receive doctoral, specialist, master, bachelor and associate degrees.

Bradley Wiggins of McCrory is the featured speaker on behalf of the graduating class. Wiggins is receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science and is graduating Summa Cum Laude. He appeared on the Chancellor’s and Dean’s Lists eight times during his time at A-State.

A-State’s standard clear bag policy will be in effect, and no outside food and drink will be allowed. Sodexo will have water, coffee, soft drinks and candy for sale on both sides of the stadium. Free water will be provided to students on the field courtesy of the university.

For those who cannot attend in person, live streaming of the commencement ceremonies will be available online at AState.edu/Livestream.