May 2: 876 students to graduate

By Robert Boos
Posted April 28, 2016

May 2: 876 students to graduate

Metropolitan State University celebrates its 98th Commencement Exercises Monday, May 2. The student speaker is Michael Shyne, summa cum laude, College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Student, who is graduating with his degree in applied mathematics.

Approximately 876 students are receiving bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees with 584 expected to participate in the spring ceremony. The ceremony is in the Roy Wilkins Auditorium at Saint Paul RiverCentre.

Michael Shyne

Michael Shyne is graduating summa cum laude as the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Student with a degree in applied mathematics.

There is also a separate ceremony for the university’s doctoral candidates, Doctor of Business Administration and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) on Saturday, April 30 in the university’s auditorium at the Saint Paul Campus. DNP graduate Sanouk Xiong will be the student speaker.

Other commencement participants include: Metropolitan State Interim President Devinder Malhotra, Ginny Arthur, provost and academic vice president; Ann Anaya, JD, trustee, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees; Allen Bellas, Inter-Faculty Organization president; Brian Wermerskirchen, Student Senate vice president; Ochen Kaylan, Metropolitan State University Alumni Association board president; Craig Vinje, Metropolitan State University Foundation board trustee; and Dan Bostrom, Saint Paul City Council member.




Can’t make it to commencement? You can still watch and support your friends and family who are graduating. The ceremony will be streamed live beginning at 6:45 p.m. May 2.

Watch via livestream