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Doane Awards May Degrees

Approximately 650 undergraduate and graduate degrees were awarded during the college's Commencement celebration on Sunday, May 18, in Cassel Open Air Theatre in Crete, Nebraska.

School of Graduate and Professional Studies and Graduate Studies in Education

Dr. Helen Abdali Soosan Fagan, a 2008 graduate, was the keynote speaker for the morning ceremony for the School of Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) and Graduate Studies in Education from the Lincoln and Grand Island campuses. Fagan is widely known for her expertise in the human resources field and especially for her work in fostering intercultural understanding and promotion of diversity in today’s society.

The ceremony also marked the first 24 graduates of Doane’s Education Specialist (EdS) program. The EdS is an advanced academic degree designed to prepare students for leadership roles at the district level of the education system, including the superintendency.

Degrees with honors are conferred upon undergraduate students are denoted as SCL (Summa Cum Laude – 4.0 GPA), MCL (Magna Cum Laude – 3.98 – 3.99 GPA) and CL (Cum Laude – 3.94 – 3.97 GPA).

Read the full list of May 2014 graduates below, sorted by degree achieved.

School of Arts and Sciences

Commencement for the School of Arts and Sciences in Crete followed in the afternoon. Jose Soto, the vice president of Access, Equity and Diversity at Southeast Community College in Lincoln, was the keynote speaker. Soto is a 25-year professional in mental health and education, serving as an educator, administrator and consultant in public education and mental health roles. Soto received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Doane during the ceremony.

Students graduating with honors are denoted as SCL (Summa Cum Laude – 3.98 – 4.00) MCL (Magna Cum Laude – 3.92 – 3.97)) and CL (Cum Laude – 3.80 – 3.91). Graduates of Doane’s Honors Program are denoted as (HP). The program includes specialized interdisciplinary, one-credit honors seminars taken each semester, a study abroad experience in the junior or senior year, and a collaborative research project.  Honors students must maintain a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average.

Read the full list of May 2014 graduates below, sorted by degree achieved.