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McNeese to hold fall commencement Saturday

McNeese State University will hold its fall commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, in Burton Coliseum.

The fall class of 2016 includes students from 37 parishes, 22 states and 17 countries. The university will award 651 degrees, including 57 associate degrees, 491 bachelor’s degrees and 103 master’s degrees.

Jeanne Daboval, provost and vice president for academic and student affairs at McNeese, will serve as master of ceremonies, recognize retiring faculty and confer degrees on candidates.

McNeese President Philip Williams will welcome the fall class of 2016. McNeese will also award an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree to George Swift, president and CEO of the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance.

Kevin Caldwell, president of the McNeese Alumni Association, will address students on behalf of the association.

Stephanie Tarver, associate vice president for enrollment management, will introduce honors graduates.

The presentation of candidates for conferral of degrees will be made by the deans of the six colleges, the Dore School of Graduate Studies, and general and basic studies.

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