News: 2014, July 28th


415 graduate degrees to be awarded at summer graduation


Auburn University will award 415 graduate degrees during the university’s two graduation ceremonies Saturday, Aug. 2, in Auburn Arena.

Of the degrees to be awarded, 296 are master’s degrees, 102 are doctorates and 17 are education specialist degrees.

Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ron Burgess will be the speaker at the commencement ceremonies.

Burgess, a 1974 Auburn graduate, joined Auburn University in 2012 to lead its security and cyber initiatives. He is a 38-year U.S. Army veteran who spent much of his career in the upper levels of military intelligence and security, including service as director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency from 2009 to 2012.

The 10 a.m. ceremony will include the colleges, schools and programs of Architecture, Design and Construction; Engineering; Interdisciplinary Studies; Liberal Arts; and Sciences and Mathematics. The 2 p.m. ceremony will be held for the colleges and schools of Agriculture; Business; Education; Forestry and Wildlife Sciences; Human Sciences; and Nursing.

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 42,000 degrees.

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