ASU graduates 5,300 students
More than 5,300 Arizona State University students celebrated a special milestone this holiday season, as they collected their degrees at ASU commencement ceremonies Dec. 15 and 16.
Graduates from all campuses included about 500 engineers, 800 business students, 700 teachers and school administrators, and almost 1,500 in liberal arts and sciences. Top undergraduate majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are psychology, communication, biological sciences, political science and English.
About 160 nurses graduated, along with 200 nutritionists and other health professionals from the College of Nursing and Health Innovation. Also receiving their degrees were about 80 journalists from the Cronkite School and 290 designers, dancers, musicians and artists from the Herberger Institute.
The College of Technology and Innovation graduated about 200 who are hoping to provide solutions to problems in energy, transportation, biotechnology, environment and other critical areas. Another 200 received degrees from the College of Public Programs, in fields such as criminology, social work and public affairs.
Individual colleges and schools also had their own smaller convocation ceremonies, spread out over Dec. 15-17.
Twelve students received Moeur Awards from the ASU Alumni Association for graduating with 4.0 grade-point averages, with all their coursework taken at ASU. They were Hannah Bartle, Kayla Dunaway, Travis Egbert, Heather Hayes, Jacob Lansburg, Katherine Lewton, Brandi Lugo, Jolie McCullough, Kellie Neilson, Ramin Tadayon, Jennifer Varieur and Maryna Wilkey.
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