Chancellor Damphousse Confers Record Diplomas At Fall Graduation

JONESBORO – Encouraging graduates to use their education and experience in the future to make a difference, Arkansas State University Chancellor Kelly Damphousse conferred a record 1,474 diplomas during the fall graduation ceremony, Saturday morning, in the First National Bank Arena. It marked the first commencement at A-State for Damphousse since becoming chancellor.

Graduates from six colleges including Agriculture, Engineering and Technology; Business; Education and Behavioral Science; Liberal Arts and Communication; Nursing and Health Professions; and Sciences and Mathematics received doctorate, bachelor, master, specialist and associate degrees.

“Commencement is always a time of excitement at Arkansas State,” said Damphousse. “It celebrates a milestone of accomplishment in the lives of graduates. Many of you here are the first in your family to receive a college degree.
“You may have overcome obstacles, juggled jobs and studies, cared for your families and handled other responsibilities to get where you are today. You are to be commended for your success.”   MORE

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