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 Good News: 1,341 students will graduate Saturday 



SRU Good News for May 1, 2009


1,341 students will graduate Saturday 


The last "Good News" story for spring semester is that 1,341 diplomas will be awarded at Slippery Rock University's Saturday commencement ceremonies.

            Included in the count are 308 seniors who will graduate with honors.

            The University will present 48 doctorates in physical therapy degrees and 170 master's degrees.

            A special, alternative ceremony for the University's 22 education majors who recently returned from their student-teaching experience in Mexico City where they may have been exposed to the swine flu virus has been planned. The students, who spent five weeks in Mexico, all appear healthy and symptom free. They will be commended for foregoing participation in the College of Education ceremony and for helping lessen the chance of possibly exposing others to the virus.  


  • College of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts will graduate 83 students, including 28 with honors; the
  • College of Health, Environment and Science, will graduate 397 students, with 105 receiving honors; the
  • College of Business, Information Science and Social Sciences, will graduate 372 students, 56 with honors; and the
  • College of Education will graduate 271 students, including 119 with honors.

 The ceremonies, at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Morrow Field House, will be videostreamed via the Internet. Visit, and then follow the appropriate links.

 (See rockpride online for exact schedule.) 

 Related events include today's 1:30 p.m. rehearsal in Morrow Field House, Saturday's 11:30-1:30 p.m. graduation reception in the Multi-Purpose Room of the University Union, and a 4 p.m. Saturday Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony in the Advanced Technology and Science Hall.

  Have a great summer!


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