Congratulations to the class of 2017!
In total, 2,369 students received 2,682 degrees and certificates. Of those, 617 were eligible for honors: 369 cum laude, 207 magna cum laude and 41 summa cum laude. A record 23 doctoral degrees were also awarded, bringing the total number of Boise State graduates to more than 4,000 this academic year.
“You are graduates of a university that has climbed to new heights — recently reclassified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral Research University,” said President Bob Kustra. “Every graduate receiving a degree from Boise State today benefits from this new distinction as a doctoral-research university. It not only enhances the reputation and quality of our graduate work, but it also increases the value of the Boise State degree for all graduates.”
“We all came here with a spark, and Boise State ignited a flame.”Océane Pelloille
Saturday’s ceremony was the first time Boise State has held Commencement outside since 1981, “and that turf was green,” Kustra noted. “We have seen such an increase in graduates and proud family members who want to attend commencement, we needed a larger venue.”
Graduates this year came from 43 states and the District of Columbia, as well as from 22 countries around the world.
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