The following is a press release from the McNeese State University:
McNeese State University will hold its spring commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Burton Coliseum.
This spring 823 degrees will be awarded to 801 candidates, including 44 associate degrees, 632 bachelor's degrees and 147 master's degrees.
Dr. Jeanne Daboval, provost and vice president for academic and student affairs at McNeese, will serve as master of ceremonies, recognize retiring faculty and confer degrees on candidates.
The McNeese Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. Jay Jacobs, will perform the processional, national anthem and recessional.
McNeese President Dr. Philip C. Williams will address the spring class of 2012 and introduce the Golden Scholars from the Class of 1962.
Candidates will then be introduced and degrees conferred by the deans of the six colleges, Enrollment Management and the Doré School of Graduate Studies.
Stephanie Tarver, dean of enrollment management, will introduce honor graduates, and Dr. L. Ken Moss Jr., president of the McNeese Alumni Association, will address the students on behalf of the association.
MiKayla Bourque, graduating music education senior from Port Neches, Texas, will lead the graduates and audience in the alma mater.