Missouri State University awarded 2,872 degrees to students in spring 2020.
Students earned a total of 2,168 bachelor’s degrees, 592 master’s degrees, 98 doctorate degrees and 14 specialist degrees. Past the standard expectations, the university recognized 117 students for their work with a more rigorous curriculum in Missouri State’s Honors College.
Several hundred students also received scholastic honors:
202 students graduated summa cum laude (with grade point averages of 3.9-4.0 on a 4.0 scale).
220 students graduated magna cum laude (with GPAs of 3.75-3.89).
398 students graduated cum laude (with GPAs of 3.5-3.74).
While Missouri State’s May 2020 commencement ceremony was canceled due to COVID-19, spring 2020 graduates have two opportunities to participate in an in-person commencement ceremony later this year at JQH Arena. The dates are Oct. 18 or Dec. 11.
Grain Valley Graduates:
Kaylyn Jean Gasser: Bachelor of Science in Education, Elementary Education , Summa Cum Laude
Sydney L. Holcomb: Bachelor of Science, Marketing
Grant Alexander Jones: Bachelor of Science, Exercise and Movement Science
Christopher Ryan Minx: Bachelor of Science, Mathematics , Summa Cum Laude