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Missouri State to award 585 degrees during summer commencement

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Bear grads celebrate outside CarringtonMissouri State University will confer 585 degrees to students at its 2013 summer commencement. The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. Aug. 2 at JQH Arena and will feature an address from Michael Wynn, Missouri State alum and president and CEO of Oklahoma City CrossFirst Bank. All ceremonies will be streamed live.

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A total of 272 bachelor’s degrees, 302 master’s degrees, nine specialist degrees and two doctorate degrees will be conferred. Beyond the standard expectations, four students will be recognized for their work with a more rigorous curriculum in Missouri State’s Honors College. Scholastic honors will be given to four students who will graduate summa cum laude (with a grade point average of 3.9-4.0 on a 4.0 scale), 10 who will graduate magna cum laude (with a GPA of 3.75-3.89) and 20 who will graduate cum laude (with a GPA of 3.5-3.74).

Wynn has been in the banking industry for more than 30 years with experience in commercial and consumer lending, retail, private banking, operations and overall bank management. He began his banking career in Springfield after graduating from Missouri State University with a degree in business administration. Wynn is active in the community and has served on several community boards and committees in Central Oklahoma, such as the United Way of Norman. Wynn is currently the vice chairman of the Oklahoma Bankers Association and will serve as chairman in 2014, as well as a member of the Government Relations Committee representing the state of Oklahoma for the American Bankers Association.

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This release contains information regarding commencement times, speakers and expected number of graduation candidates. A complete list of graduates will be made available after all final grades have been posted. The list of graduates will be released approximately two-three weeks after graduation, sorted by county and alphabetically.

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