News: 2015, July 27th


428 graduate degrees to be awarded at summer graduation


Auburn University will award 428 graduate degrees during the university’s two graduation ceremonies Saturday, Aug. 1, in Auburn Arena.

Of the degrees to be awarded, 300 are master’s degrees, 110 are doctorates and 18 are education specialist degrees.

Auburn alumnus Mike Warren Jr., president and CEO of the pediatric acute care facility of Children’s of Alabama, will be the speaker at the commencement ceremonies.

Warren, who graduated from Auburn in 1968, received the Auburn Alumni Association’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award and he is also a 2015 inductee into the Alabama Business Hall of Fame. After graduating from Auburn, he attended law school at Duke University and began his career practicing law in Birmingham. He became president of Alagasco in 1984 and was named president and CEO of Energen in 1997 and chair in 1998. In 2008, he was named president and CEO of Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham.

The 10 a.m. ceremony will include the colleges and schools of Architecture, Design and Construction; Engineering; Forestry and Wildlife Sciences; University College, formerly Interdisciplinary Studies; Liberal Arts; and Sciences and Mathematics. The 2 p.m. ceremony will be held for the colleges and school of Agriculture; Business; Education; 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 44,000 degrees. Click here to read more about summer graduation.

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