PHOTO GALLERY: MU graduation ceremonies 2009, Day 1
Friday, May 15, 2009 | 6:24 p.m. CDT;
updated 10:21 p.m. CDT, Friday, May 15, 2009
Prospective graduates and their families walk toward the Mizzou Arena for the Robert J. Trulaske Sr. College of Business graduation ceremony on Friday.
Graduation ceremonies will run steadily throughout the weekend, rain or shine.
Matthew Thomas Bocklage waits backstage in Mizzou Arena for the Robert J. Trulaske Sr. College of Business graduation ceremony. Bocklage received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing.
University of Missouri System President Gary Forsee prepares to give the convocation address for the Robert J. Trulaske Sr. College of Business graduation ceremony.
Dean Bruce Walker of the Robert J. Trulaske Sr. College of Business shakes hands with Timothy M. Eggleston who received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance and banking.
Graduates wait to receive their diplomas during the Robert J. Trulaske Sr. College of Business graduation ceremony.
Debbye Turner Bell addresses the crowd during the MU College of Veterinary Medicine's commencement in Jesse Auditorium on Friday. Bell graduated from MU in 1991 with a doctor of veterinary medicine degree and has since moved on to be a motivational speaker and a correspondent for CBS' "Early Show."
Graduates of the MU College of Veterinary Medicine listen to keynote speaker Debbye Turner Bell, a doctor of veterinary medicine, during the college's commencement ceremony in Jesse Auditorium on Friday. The college has graduated more than 3,000 veterinarians.
Debbie Gundel, right, watches her son, Adam Gundel, walk before she takes a photo during the College of Veterinary Medicine's commencement ceremony inside Jesse Auditorium on Friday. Gundel was one of 70 graduates to be awarded a doctor of veterinary medicine degree.
Adria Anderson laughs as her classmate Amanda Owens addresses her while delivering the class of 2009's response during the MU College of Veterinary Medicine's commencement ceremony. The graduation was held Friday in Jesse Auditorium. Owens joked that Anderson, ever an overachiever, wasn't content just getting her degree — she also had a baby in the process.
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