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More than 1,100 Graduates From Class of 2018 Earn Degrees

Will Weaver, professor emeritus of English, challenged graduates of Bemidji State University to "be open to surprise, to chance, to the lives of people close at hand. You have no idea how that stranger might affect your life - or you theirs."

As the recipient of this year's Distinguished Minnesotan award, Weaver delivered the Commencement address to Bemidji State's Class of 2018, which included:

64 master's degree recipients. BSU awarded 22 master of science degrees; 7 master of arts in teaching degrees; 21 master of special education degrees; 4 master of arts in English degrees; and 10 master of business administration degrees;

338 undergraduates who graduated with honors: 66 Summa Cum Laude honorees, 127 Magna Cum Laude honorees and 148 Cum Laude honorees; and

1,082 students who were eligible to receive undergraduate degrees, including 402 graduates from BSU's College of Arts & Sciences; 326 from the College of Business; and 354 from the College of Health Sciences & Human Ecology.

BSU's graduating class also included 53 Native American students, the most in the school's history, and 39 military veterans.


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