News: 2013, May 1st


692 graduate degrees to be awarded at spring graduation


Auburn University will award 692 graduate degrees during the university’s four graduation ceremonies May 4-5 in Auburn Arena.

Of the degrees to be awarded, 582 are master’s degrees, 100 are doctorates and 10 are education specialist degrees.

Dawn Robertson, president of Nygard International, and Rob Maruster, chief operating officer of JetBlue Airways, will be the speakers at the commencement ceremonies.

On Saturday, May 4, a 10 a.m. ceremony will be held for the colleges of Education, Human Sciences and Architecture, Design and Construction and a 2 p.m. ceremony for the colleges of Agriculture and Business.  On Sunday May 5, a 1 p.m. ceremony will be held for the College of Sciences and Mathematics and the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and a 5 p.m. ceremony for the College of Liberal Arts, the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, the School of Nursing and programs of interdisciplinary studies.

The James Harrison School of Pharmacy and the College of Veterinary Medicine, both professional schools, will award diplomas on Tuesday, May 7, at the Auburn Arena, with the Pharmacy ceremony at 10 a.m. and the Veterinary Medicine ceremony at 6 p.m.

The ceremonies can be viewed live through the university’s website at

Since awarding its first graduate degree in 1870, the Graduate School has awarded more than 40,000 degrees.

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