University to award degrees to 1,200 students

Students, parents, faculty and friends will gather on the lawn in front of University Hall Saturday
(Aug. 6) for BGSU’s 253rd commencement exercises. The University will award degrees to more than 1,200 students.

Summer graduation will begin at 9:30 a.m. President Sidney A. Ribeau will preside. In the event of rain, graduation will be held in Anderson Arena.

The summer graduating class includes 657 students who will receive graduate degrees. They include 47 doctoral candidates, 598 master’s degree candidates, two candidates for the doctor of education degree and 10 candidates for the specialist degree in education.

Of the roughly 580 students receiving bachelor’s degrees, 54 are expected to graduate with honors. One student, Megan Elaine Campbell of Carrollton, is expected to graduate summa cum laude, for maintaining a grade point average between 3.9 and 4.0. Fifteen degree candidates are expected to graduate magna cum laude, for maintaining grade averages in the 3.76-3.9 range, and 38 candidates are eligible for cum laude recognition, for averages in the 3.5-3.75 range. Two students receiving associate degrees will graduate with distinction.

The graduating students represent 69 Ohio counties, 36 states and 26 nations.

August 1, 2005