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Two Commencement ceremonies held Saturday at Southeastern

Bloomer Sullivan Arena was packed Saturday a two commencement ceremonies were held at Southeastern.

Bloomer Sullivan Arena was packed Saturday a two commencement ceremonies were held at Southeastern.

By UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University held two Fall Commencement ceremonies Saturday in Bloomer Sullivan Arena.

Lobbyist/consultant Lesa Smaligo, a 1990 Southeastern graduate, was the commencement speaker.

The graduating class included students from 29 states and 12 countries. In addition, 51 percent of the students were first-generation college graduates.

Southeastern president Sean Burrage offered welcoming remarks, as did Regent Amy Anne Ford of the Regional University System of Oklahoma Board of Regents.

Speaker Lesa Smaligo congratulates a graduate.
Speaker Lesa Smaligo congratulates a graduate.
Regent Amy Anne Ford and commencement speaker Lesa Smaligo visit with Southeastern president Sean Burrage.
Regent Amy Anne Ford and commencement speaker Lesa Smaligo visit with Southeastern president Sean Burrage.

Spring Commencement held Saturday at Bloomer Sullivan Arena

Southeastern president Sean Burrage congratulates a graduate Saturday at Bloomer Sullivan Arena.

Southeastern president Sean Burrage congratulates a graduate Saturday at Bloomer Sullivan Arena.

DURANT, Okla. – Two commencement ceremonies were held Saturday at Bloomer Sullivan Arena on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Southeastern’s  graduating class this spring included students from 25 states and 13 countries. In addition, 53% of the graduates were first-generation college graduates.

Students were awarded degrees from the School of Arts and Sciences, John Massey School of Business, School of Education and Behavioral Sciences, and the School of Graduate Studies.

Marti Phillips of Durant, a Southeastern graduate, delivered the commencement address. Offering welcoming remarks were Southeastern president Sean Burrage, Chairman John Massey of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, and Regent Amy Ford from the Regional University System of Oklahoma Board of Regents. Alumni Association president Will Payne delivered the alumni charge.

Regent Amy Ford offered welcoming remarks on behalf of the Regional University System of Oklahoma Board of Regents.

Regent Amy Ford offered welcoming remarks on behalf of the Regional University System of Oklahoma Board of Regents

Marti Phillips was Saturday’s commencement speaker.

Marti Phillips was Saturday’s commencement speaker.