It’s College Graduation Season in St. Louis

Brad Choat (Twitter: @choatsnews)
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St. Louis University graduation on May 17, 2014 (Twitter/Chaifetz Arena)

St. Louis University graduation on May 17, 2014 (Twitter/Chaifetz Arena)

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Saturday was “Graduation Day” at St. Louis University and a variety of other schools across the region.

SLU’s Class of 2014 has nearly 2,4000 graduates – 1,400 of those getting their undergraduate degrees.

Nursing and Biology are the top two majors among this year’s class.

SLU officials say 118 international students from 39 countries received diplomas.

Interim president Bill Kaufmann asked the graduates to carry on the university’s mission of service to others, “Say yes to others who seek your support. Say yes to those who ask you to make a difference. Say yes to those who rely on you to carry the torch, to blaze a new trail, and to light the way for others to follow.”

SLU alumnus and St. Louis circuit judge Jimmie Edwards gave the keynote address and offered a challenge, “Explore opportunities that provide much more than a paycheck, opportunities to make a contribution to change your world for the better.”

Harris-Stowe State University conferred 240 undergraduate degrees, on Saturday. The University of Missouri St. Louis also had graduation ceremonies this weekend, but the number of diplomas hasn’t been released.

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