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Minnesota State University Moorhead will award degrees to 930 students during its spring commencement program Friday, May 16, in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse. The College of Arts, Media and Communication, College of Business and Innovation, and College of Humanities and Social Sciences will participate in the 9 a.m. ceremony. The College of Education and Human Services, and College of Science, Health and the Environment will participate in the 2 p.m. program.

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State Rep. Ben Lien, a 2008 MSUM political science graduate, will deliver the morning commencement address. His district, 4A, is comprised of the city of Moorhead and Oakport Township. Lien is serving his first term in the Legislature after his election in 2012.

Dr. Gerald Rieber, a 1993 MSUM biology graduate, is a partner and owner of Glacial Lakes Orthopaedics in Watertown, S.D. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and received the Healthgrades top 10 percent nationwide award for artificial joint replacement in 2005. He is also an adjunct instructor for the University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences, University of Nebraska, and Augsburg College.

* denotes summa cum laude (with highest honor)

** denotes magna cum laude (with great honor)

West Fargo

Whitney Adams, Bachelor of Science, business administration; Brittany Anderson, Bachelor of Arts, art; *Nicole Badar, Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Arts, social work, criminal justice; *Cami Barber, Bachelor of Arts, biology; Tara Brekke, Bachelor of Arts, film production; Jennifer Buchanan, Master of Science, counseling and student affairs; **Tascha Butler, Bachelor of Science, business administration; Angela Cheney, Bachelor of Science, elementary inclusive education; Sarah Danielson, Bachelor of Arts, political science; Derek Davis, Master of Science, educational leadership; Alexis Hoffman, Bachelor of Science, elementary inclusive education; Dustin Holmes, Bachelor of Science, mathematics; Libbi Koeppe, Bachelor of Social Work, social work; Kelly Kristianson, Bachelor of Science, accounting; Kimberly Larson, Bachelor of Social Work, social work; Ryan Lauritsen, Bachelor of Science, university studies; Austen Mcfarren, Bachelor of Science, communication arts and literature education; Lucas Mitzel, Bachelor of Social Work, social work; David morrow, Bachelor of Science, community health; Dalila Nurkic, Bachelor of Science, business administration; Jenna Phillips, Master of Science, counseling and student affairs; **Paul Pilch, Bachelor of Arts, anthropology; Derrick Rygg, Bachelor of Science, operations management; Casey Samis, Bachelor of Arts, film production; Amber Schmidt, Associate in Arts, liberal arts; David Schneck, master of science, educational leadership; Laurel Schuessler, Bachelor of Arts, theatre arts; Tracy Shervheim, Bachelor of Arts, biology; **Erin Sistad, Bachelor of Science, early childhood education; Viktoriia Storie, Bachelor of Science, finance; Cory Syverson, Bachelor of Science, exercise science; Laura Undem, Bachelor of Science, accounting; Shannan Utke, Bachelor of Nursing, nursing.

Horace

Alexander Becher, Bachelor of Science, elementary inclusive education; Stephanie Boyum, Bachelor of Science, business administration; Brandon Solberg, Bachelor of Arts, political science.

Casselton

Sarah McCartney, Bachelor of Science, mass communications.

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