MU graduation exercises commence

Friday, May 14, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 11:44 a.m. CDT, Friday, July 4, 2008

Graduation ceremonies for MU begin today and run through Sunday, with a total of 4,281 degrees being conferred, including two honorary doctorates.

This weekend marks Chancellor Richard Wallace’s last graduation as chancellor. He will speak at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at 1 p.m. Saturday and at the ceremony for Arts and Science at 2 p.m. Sunday. Wallace retires as chancellor on Aug. 31.

Other notable speakers include former Missouri Gov. Roger Wilson, who also will speak at Saturday’s School of Natural Resources ceremony, and graduating MU basketball player Josh Kroenke, who will speak Saturday at the College of Human Environmental Sciences.

The recipients of the honorary doctorates, Dick Gregory and Pat Hume, will speak at the Honors Convocation at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Hearnes Center.

Gregory, a civil rights activist and native of St. Louis, will receive a doctor of humane letters. Hume, a native of Derry, Ireland, has been an advocate for peace in Northern Ireland. He, too, will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters.

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