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December 10, 2012

Edinboro University to graduate 528 students



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-Of the 528 graduates, 357 will receive bachelor’s degrees; 150 will receive master’s degrees; and 21 will receive associate degrees.

-Latin honors will be awarded to 95 students. Thirty-two will receive summa cum laude honors (3.8 to 4.0 grade point average); 29 will receive magna cum laude honors (3.6 to 3.79 grade point average); and 34 will graduate cum laude (3.4 to 3.59 grade point average).

-Two-hundred two graduating students reside in Erie County; 73 are from Crawford County.

-Three-hundred fifty-nine graduates are female; 169 are male.

-The oldest is 61; the youngest, 20.

Watch event

Live video of both ceremonies will be streamed via Edinboro’s website and can be viewed online by logging onto The ceremonies also will be telecast live by the University’s student-run television station, ETV.

Nurses to be honored during special event

Following Saturday’s commencement from 4 to 6 p.m. in Van Houten Dining Hall South, students graduating with nursing degrees will be recognized during a traditional pinning ceremony, with faculty member Victoria Hedderick serving as emcee and Dr. Amy McClune delivering the faculty address.

The pinning ceremony marks the completion of the first part of the journey to becoming a nurse. Although the graduates’ formal education is completed, continued learning in nursing is a life-long pursuit. Thus, the pinning ceremony can be looked upon as the bridge that carries the individual from the role of student to the reality of becoming a professional.

The current nursing graduates are among the first to experience the new Jeremy D. Brown Human Services Building, designed to meet the specialized needs of the Nursing Department.

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