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WSU Vancouver to graduate 975 at May 7 commencement

Shain-WrightVANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University Vancouver will graduate 975 students at its free, public commencement ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Wash.

Chancellor Mel Netzhammer will preside, and graduating senior Shain Wright, president of the Associated Students of WSU Vancouver, will deliver the address.

The graduates

The 2016 graduates include 29 doctoral candidates in education, environmental and natural resource sciences, neuroscience, nursing and nursing practice.

The 102 master’s candidates will receive degrees in accounting, anthropology, botany, business administration, computer science, education, engineering and technology management, environmental science, mathematics, mechanical engineering, nursing, psychology, public affairs, teaching and zoology.

The remaining 844 bachelor’s candidates will receive degrees in anthropology, biology, business administration, computer science, criminal justice and criminology, digital technology and culture, earth and environmental sciences, education, electrical engineering, English, environmental science, history, hospitality business management, human development, humanities, mathematics, mechanical engineering, neuroscience, nursing, psychology, public affairs, social sciences and sociology.

The speaker

As president of ASWSU Vancouver, Wright has focused on issues of diversity and equity – taking the lead on Gender Neutral Bathroom Week and receiving the Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Service Award. Wright is graduating summa cum laude, with a double bachelor’s degree in public affairs and human development and a certificate in case management.

 

 

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