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KU announces spring 2016 candidates for degree

Monday, May 02, 2016

LAWRENCE — The names of nearly 4,800 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this spring — representing 93 Kansas counties, 44 other states and 44 other countries — have been announced by the University Registrar. Degrees are officially conferred in June.

KU’s 144th Commencement will be Sunday, May 15. More than 4,500 of the members of the Class of 2016 are expected to participate.

Faculty and candidates for degrees will assemble at 10 a.m. along Memorial Drive for the procession, which begins at 10:30 a.m.

Commencement information and an up-to-date schedule of events are available at commencement.ku.edu. Degree candidates are listed below in alphabetical order.

Kansas

U.S.

International.


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