University Relations and Communications


May 4, 2009



Dan Carter, University Relations, 657-2269
Debbie Brown, University Relations, 657-2266


82ND annual ceremony set for Saturday, May 2 at MetraPark


MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — Montana State University Billings expects 872 students will receive degrees during the university’s 82nd commencement, set for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at MetraPark.


MSU will confer degrees on candidates for graduation for the 2008-09 academic year, according to Cheri Johannes, director of admissions and records.


Commencement exercises are free and open to the public.


A regional, comprehensive liberal arts university with six colleges, MSU Billings is located in the state’s largest city — the regional hub for business, industry, communications and health care. MSU Billings offers unique advantages, including real-world education through on-the-job internships in hundreds of careers.


With an enrollment of about 4,900 students, MSU Billings is able to provide students individual attention award-winning professors, while offering more than 160 academic options ranging from two-year programs to a variety of master’s degree options. The university also continues to be Montana’s leader in online education.


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The number of students who have applied for graduation in five MSU Billings colleges will be:

College of Allied Health Professions:  98
College of Arts and Sciences: 281
College of Business: 126
College of Education:  141
College of Technology: 226

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