Students from Montana were among the 1,521 Montana State University undergraduates who received diplomas during MSU's 2019 spring commencement ceremonies held May 4, in Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.
Sheila Stearns, the first woman to hold the position of commissioner of higher education in Montana, received an honorary doctorate in letters. Also during the ceremony, MSU President Waded Cruzado presented the President’s Medallion to Terry Payne of Missoula and the five siblings of the Scott family from Montana and northern Wyoming. The medallion is presented to those who have made significant contributions to the educational, cultural, economic, scientific and social advancement of MSU and the region.
Students with two asterisks after their name (**) graduated with highest honors. To graduate with highest honors, undergraduate students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.70. Undergraduate students graduating with honors have a single asterisk (*) after their name. To qualify for graduation with honors, students must possess a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 to 3.69.
From Fairview, students Amber Friesz, Rex Reynolds and Landin Skov graduated. From Sidney, graduates included Desirae Fasching, Jenna Noble and Alexandria Rootes*.