OSU to graduate largest class in school history

June 6th, 2008

Oregon State University will graduate the largest class in the school’s 139 year history on June 15th, 2008.

From the OSU press release:

The class of 2008 will include a record 4,365 students receiving 4,586 degrees, according to OSU Registrar Kent Kuo.

Several special awards and degrees also will be presented by OSU President Ed Ray and others during the ceremony. The commencement speaker will be Helen Diggs, an Oregon State graduate who went on to become a national leader in veterinary medicine and animal welfare. She will receive an honorary doctorate from the university.

Helen Diggs, 2008 Commencement speaker Helen Diggs, 2008 Commencement speaker

Twenty-three other former Oregon State students will receive honorary bachelor’s degrees. They are among the 42 students – all of Japanese ancestry – who were forced to leave the university during the early years of World War II after President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which sent many of them to internment camps.

There are many other great stories of this year’s graduates (and one personal one for this author as my wife completes her masters degree in public health. Way to go, sweetheart!)

Congratulations to all the graduates of the OSU Class of 2008!
-bv

2 Responses to “OSU to graduate largest class in school history”

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  2. Andrew says:

    […] with the theme of our graduates of which we are so proud. The Honolulu Advertiser has a listing of the dozens of students from the Great State of Hawaii […]

    I wish i was so lucky i guess all i can do is dream

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