May 16, 2009
Lance Pierce waves to friends and family during the Honors Convocation. In front of him is Alexandra Lackos.
Jennifer Franck shakes hands with Jim Spain, vice provost for undergraduate studies, before receiving her medal. Franck graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education.
Graduates prepare to receive their medals during the Honors Convocation held on Francis Quadrangle on Saturday. European Union Ambassador John G. Bruton gave the keynote address and urged the graduates to think of themselves as "global democrats working to build a democracy in the world."
Camryn Davidson, 7, waits for Aja Junior to walk across the stage.
Tatiana McKinney is the Missouri representative for America's Great Condom campaign and is one of 11 members of the Young Women of Color Leadership Council. She has been active in social justice issues including reproductive rights and HIV/AIDS work since her freshman year. After graduation she is hoping to find a public relations position with a social justice organization.
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.
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.
Marla Schweisberger high-fives a teammate during the warmup for the NCAA Softball Regional, featuring Missouri and Illinois.
Jaydee Young watches the downpour with her teammates as they wait out the rain delay during the game.
State representatives throw their papers in the air after Missouri's 95th General Assembly adjourned the first regular session on Friday in the state Capitol building. The conclusion of the legislative session means all bills' statuses are final, and Gov. Jay Nixon will begin reviewing bills next week.
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.
Students leave Lee Hills Hall at MU on Friday evening during a severe thunderstorm. Water pooled on Elm Street, forcing pedestrians and vehicles to wade through it.
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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