Missouri State University in Springfield conferred 2,941 degrees to students at its spring 2019 commencement on May 17 at JQH Arena.
Students earned a total of 2,285 bachelor’s degrees, 551 master’s degrees, 96 doctorate degrees and nine specialist degrees.
Beyond the standard expectations, the university recognized 116 students for their work in Missouri State’s Honors College.
A number of students also received scholastic honors: 164 students graduated summa cum laude, with grade point averages of 3.9 to 4.0 on a 4.0 scale; 208 students graduated magna cum laude, with GPAs of 3.75 to 3.89; and 382 students graduated cum laude, with GPAs of 3.5 to 3.74.
Graduates from Ste. Genevieve County were:
Kelci E. Carron, bachelor of science, communication sciences and disorders, magna cum laude.
Maria Rose Hermann, bachelor of science in athletic training, cum laude.
Kevin Douglas, bachelor of science, political science.
Lindsey Marie Gross, bachelor of science, hospitality leadership, summa cum laude.
Caitlin Tiffany Palmer, bachelor of science in education, special education/cross categorical, cum laude.
Andrew Robert Suiter, bachelor of general studies.
(Information in a release from Missouri State University.)