Nearly 5,400 degrees to be handed out at USU this weekend

LOGAN – Utah State University will welcome Hugh Evans, CEO of the Global Poverty Project, as commencement speaker for the graduation ceremonies which will be held this Friday and Saturday. According to the President’s Office at USU, Evans and three others will receive honorary doctorate degrees.

The others receiving honorary degrees will be Pamela Atkinson, an advocate for Utah homeless populations, Tayseer Al-Smadi, senator in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and R. Gilbert Moore, the founder of the Get Away Special program – a program that sends USU student projects into space.

The graduate commencement and hooding ceremony will be held Friday, May 2 at 1:30 p.m. The undergraduate commencement ceremony will take place Saturday, May 3 at 9:30 a.m. The individual college convocations will be held later on throughout the day. All events will be held in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

According to Sydney Peterson, chief of staff in the USU President’s Office, the University will award more degrees this year than last year. It will award 4,390 undergraduate degrees and 936 graduate degrees. The College of Education will have the biggest graduating class, followed by the Huntsman School of Business and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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