Missouri State University conferred 2,166 degrees to students during its three spring commencement ceremonies May 15 at JQH Arena.

Missouri State University conferred 2,166 degrees to students during its three spring commencement ceremonies May 15 at JQH Arena.

A total of 1,734 bachelor’s degrees, 394 master’s degrees, three specialist degrees and 35 doctorate degrees were conferred. Beyond the standard expectations, 174 students were recognized for their work with a more rigorous curriculum in Missouri State’s Honors College. Scholastic honors were given to 104 students who graduated summa cum laude (with a grade point average of 3.9-4.0 on a 4.0 scale), 162 who graduated magna cum laude (with a GPA of 3.75-3.89) and 277 who graduated cum laude (with a GPA of 3.5-3.74).


The following area students earned degrees:



City: Vandalia

Spencer Trower, BS


City: Hannibal

Bryan Novak, BS

Kyle Novak, BS

City: Palmyra

Megan Pollitt, BS

Lauren Seago, BS


City: Monroe City

Meghan Walker, BSED, Summa Cum Laude in the Honors College

City: Shelbina

Paige Dimmitt, BSED, Summa Cum Laude


City: Bowling Green

Delci Miller, BS, Summa Cum Laude

City: Frankford

Rebecca Travis, BS, Magna Cum Laude

City: Louisiana

Brennon Cashman, BSED, Magna Cum Laude


City: Clarence

Jill Barry, BSN, Cum Laude