Purdue hosts spring commencement ceremonies at West Lafayette campus

May 16, 2014  

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A jubilant graduate expresses her joy after receiving her diploma Saturday (May 17) during Purdue University's spring commencement ceremonies. About 6,377 students were candidates for degrees at the West Lafayette campus. (Purdue University photo/Mark Simons)
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University will have awarded nearly 6,400 degrees by the time this weekend (May 16-18) is completed.

The colleges of Education and Liberal Arts had their ceremony Friday night during the first of six commencement ceremonies over the weekend, all in the Elliott Hall of Music on campus. The colleges of Health and Human Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, as well as the colleges of Agriculture and Pharmacy and School of Management, held ceremonies on Saturday. Ceremonies for the colleges of Science, Technology and Engineering were set for Sunday.

About 6,377 students were candidates for degrees at the West Lafayette campus, and 4,063 undergraduates were to participate in the commencement ceremonies. Also participating were 861 graduate students and 219 students from the professional programs.

President Mitch Daniels spoke at each ceremony about a world of constant change.

Candidates for undergraduate degrees participating in the May commencement ceremonies received diplomas and heard their names announced as they walked across the stage.

Diplomas for all candidates who did not attend commencement will be mailed within four to six weeks after the ceremonies. 

Writer: Jim Bush, 765-494-2077, jsbush@purdue.edu 

Source: Christine DeHahn Pass, 765-494-6163, dehahn@purdue.edu

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