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Area Students Earn Degrees at SAU’s Summer Commencement

MAGNOLIA, AR (09/01/2017)– A total of 230 students were honored with undergraduate and graduate degrees at the Southern Arkansas University Summer Commencement ceremony on August 4, 2017.

Samantha Boyette graduated with a Master of Education degree. Boyette is from Vandervoort, and was a Library Media major.

Shelly Johnson graduated with a Master of Education degree. Johnson is from Grannis, and was an Elementary Education: Curriculum and Instruction major.

The commencement speaker for the undergraduate and graduate ceremonies was Magnolia High School Superintendent and SAU alum John “Skipper” Ward.

Established in 1909, SAU has built on its dedication to student achievement and caring atmosphere, both on campus and online, with more than 80 degrees in four distinct colleges and the School of Graduate Studies. As career and professional trends change, SAU initiates new degree programs to fit those needs. The latest additions include an exciting new Cybersecurity computer science program, Engineering, Musical Theatre, a unique Welding Engineering Technology SAU System program, Supply Chain Management and a new track in the MBA program for Social Entrepreneurship.

SAU was recently topped the list of Best Schools for Economic Mobility in Arkansas by

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