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APSU awards degrees to more than 1,100 students

          On May 8, Austin Peay State University awarded more than 1,100 degrees during the University’s Spring Commencement ceremony.

          On May 8, Austin Peay State University awarded more than 1,100 degrees during the University’s Spring Commencement ceremony.

            Lt. Gen. Ronald Bailey, a 1977 Austin Peay State University graduate and current Deputy Commandant for Plans, Polices and Operations for the United States Marine Corps, delivered the commencement address before thousands of cheering spectators inside the APSU Dunn Center.

         In 2008, APSU began hosting two graduation ceremonies to accommodate the University’s growing number of graduates. The first ceremony, featuring candidates from the College of Arts and Letters, the College of Science and Mathematics and the School of Technology and Public Management, began at 9 a.m. The second ceremony, featuring degree candidates from the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences, the College of Business and the Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education, began at 2 p.m.

            Bailey spoke at both ceremonies.