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More than 300 graduates to be honored during BHSU virtual commencement

Author: BHSU Communications/Tuesday, May 5, 2020/Categories: Events, Students, Students in the News, Academic Affairs, Alumni, Awards, Campus Currents, College of Business and Natural Sciences, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, Community, Events, Faculty, Home News, Outdoor Education, President, Psychology, Staff, Veterans Affairs, Sustainability, 2020

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More than 300 graduates will be recognized during the 179th Black Hills State University Commencement Ceremony, which will be held virtually on Friday, May 8 at 4 p.m. Dusty Johnson, U.S. Representative for South Dakota, will deliver the commencement address.
More than 300 graduates will be recognized during the 179th Black Hills State University Commencement Ceremony, which will be held virtually on Friday, May 8 at 4 p.m. Rep. Dusty Johnson will deliver the commencement address. View the list of graduates.

The public is invited to join and celebrate the students’ achievements live via the BHSU Facebook (www.facebook.com/BlackHillsState) and BHSU YouTube (www.YouTube.com/BlackHillsState) webpages.

Degrees to be awarded include 27 master’s degrees, 282 bachelor’s degrees, and 20 associate’s degrees.

The virtual ceremony will include aspects of a normal commencement ceremony including a commencement processional, the National Anthem, and the Charge to the Graduates. John W. Bastian, president of the South Dakota Board of Regents will provide greetings and Steve Meeker, vice president for University Advancement at BHSU, will welcome graduates to the BHSU Alumni Association.

BHSU encourages attendees to share their commencement story on social media with the hashtag #BHSU2020 in Twitter, Facebook and Instagram posts.

All graduates are listed by hometown or current residence. Degrees are indicated by the following: MBA, master of business administration, MED, master of education; MS, master of science; BA, bachelor of arts; BFA, bachelor of fine arts; BGS, bachelor of general studies; BS, bachelor of science; BSED, bachelor of science in education; AA, associate of arts; and AS, associate of science.

Bachelor degree candidates who graduated with honors are noted by the following designations: Cum Laude, grade point average (GPA) 3.5 to 3.699; Magna Cum Laude, GPA of 3.7 to 3.899; and Summa Cum Laude, GPA of 3.9 or higher. Associate degree candidates who graduated with honors are noted by the following designations: With Honor, GPA of 3.5 to 3.699; with High Honor, GPA of 3.7 to 3.899; and with Highest Honor, GPA of 3.9 or higher.

Candidates graduating from the University Honors Program have met the highest standards of achievement, enrichment, and service. University Honors Scholars are noted by one of three designations: Research Scholar, focusing on undergraduate research and creative scholarship; University Scholar, a four-year comprehensive Honors program with an emphasis on undergraduate research and creative scholarship; and International Scholar, which requires a significant international experience in addition to the full curriculum.

Visit www.BHSU.edu/Class2020 for details about the May 8 Virtual Commencement Ceremony. Also on this webpage, all are invited to submit words of congratulations to the May 2020 graduates.
 
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