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McNeese spring commencement could break school record

(Source: MGN Online) (Source: MGN Online)

McNeese State University will hold its spring commencement ceremony for the class of 2014 on May 17 at 10 a.m. at Burton Coliseum.

With 818 candidates set to receive degrees, the spring class of 2014 would be the largest graduating class from McNeese so far, with second place going to the spring class of 2013, where 806 students were awarded degrees.

According to a news release from the university, this year's graduating class consists of representatives from 37 parishes, 21 states and territories and 18 countries.

A total of 840 degrees are set to be conferred, including 33 associate degrees, 665 bachelor's degrees and 142 master's degrees.

Dr. Jeanne Daboval, provost and vice president for academic and student affairs at McNeese, will serve as master of ceremonies at Friday's event. Music will be provided by the McNeese Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. Jay Jacobs.

McNeese President Dr. Philip C. Williams will speak to the graduating class and will introduce this year's Golden Scholar honorees.

The geographical statistics of the Class of 2014 are as follows:

Parishes:

Acadia: 27

Allen: 25

Ascension: 2

Assumption: 1

Beauregard: 37

Bienville: 1

Bossier: 2

Caddo: 2

Calcasieu: 350

Cameron: 29

Concordia: 2

East Baton Rouge: 7

East Feliciana: 1

Evangeline: 23

Iberia: 7

Jefferson: 3

Jefferson Davis: 33

La Salle: 1

Lafayette: 24

Livingston: 1

Natchitoches: 5

Orleans: 3

Ouachita: 4

Rapides: 7

Sabine: 1

St. Charles: 2

St. John: 2

St. Landry: 15

St. Martin: 5

St. Mary: 4

St. Tammany: 5

Tangipahoa: 1

Terrebonne: 2

Vermilion: 14

Vernon: 17

Washington: 1

Webster: 2


States or Territories:

Alabama: 1

Arizona: 5

California: 4

Colorado: 4

Florida: 3

Georgia: 2

Illinois: 1

Indiana: 2

Kansas: 1

Mississippi: 2

Nebraska: 1

Nevada: 1

New Hampshire: 1

North Carolina: 2

Ohio: 2

Oregon: 2

Tennessee: 2

Texas: 55

Virgin Islands: 1

Virginia: 1

Washington: 2

 

Countries:

Canada: 1

China: 4

Colombia: 2

Ecuador: 4

Ghana: 1

India: 5

Indonesia: 2

Jamaica: 1

Nepal: 9

Nigeria: 2

Pakistan: 1

Republic of Korea: 1

Saudi Arabia: 1

Sweden: 1

Taiwan: 2

Turkey: 3

United Kingdom: 3

Vietnam: 6

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