MSU summer local graduates

More than 676 degrees were conferred at the conclusion of Mississippi State University’s 2013 summer term.

Three local students graduated, they are:

Falan McKnight of Weir, College of Arts & Sciences, BS, Magna Cum Laude

Tiwanna Robinson of Ackerman, College of Education, BS

Joshua Turnipseed of McCool, College of Business, BBA

Honor graduates include all bachelor-degree candidates with exceptional scholastic averages and at least half the total required course hours earned at MSU. Their specific levels of recognition and the minimum required averages for each, based on a 4.0 scale, include: summa cum laude, 3.80; magna cum laude, 3.60; and cum laude, 3.40.

The academic honors are recorded on the graduates’ diplomas and permanent records, as well as in the commencement program.