News: 2015, May 4th


757 graduate degrees to be awarded at spring graduation


Auburn University will award 757 graduate degrees during the university’s four graduation ceremonies May 9-10 in Auburn Arena.

Of the degrees to be awarded, 648 are master’s degrees, 100 are doctorates and nine are education specialist degrees.

Auburn alumna Michelle McKenna-Doyle, NFL senior vice president and chief information officer, will be the speaker at the commencement ceremonies.

McKenna-Doyle, a certified public accountant, earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1987 from Auburn and later a master’s degree in business administration from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. She is a native of Enterprise, Alabama.

The first ceremony at 10 a.m. May 9 will include the College of Education and College of Sciences and Mathematics. A 2 p.m. ceremony will be held for the College of Agriculture, the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business and the Interdisciplinary Studies program.

A 1 p.m. ceremony on May 10 will include the College of Architecture, Design and Construction, the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and the College of Human Sciences. A 5 p.m. ceremony will be held for the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and School of 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 spring graduation.

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