Thursday, December 14, 2006


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County-by-County Listing of Fall 2006 Graduates Available Online Dec. 15

(MURFREESBORO)—Beginning Dec. 15, Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) will release the names and hometowns of those students who will graduate during the fall 2006 commencement ceremony held Saturday, Dec. 16, in Murphy Center on the MTSU campus.
About 1,570 degree candidates—a record number of candidates for a December graduation event—graduated during the 95th fall commencement. Of the term’s graduating class, 1,409 are undergraduates and 161 graduate students, including 140 master’s candidates, nine education specialist (Ed.S.) degree candidates and three Ph.D. candidates.
The dual-commencement event featured Congressman Bart Gordon, who has served as the representative in the 6th District of middle Tennessee since first winning election in 1984, as the guest speaker for the 9 a.m. ceremony.
U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings was the featured speaker for the 2 p.m. commencement ceremony. A native of Michigan and longtime resident of Houston, Texas, where she graduated from the University of Houston with a political science degree, Spellings is the country’s eighth education secretary, receiving confirmation of office from the U.S. Senate on Jan. 20, 2005.
Following the ceremonies’ respective guest speakers, degree candidates from the College of Graduate Studies, Jennings A. Jones College of Business, and College of Education and Behavioral Science were conferred with their degrees in the morning ceremony, while degree candidates in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, College of Mass Communication, and the College of Continuing Education and Distance Learning, were conferred during the afternoon event.

 HOW TO OBTAIN YOUR COUNTY’S STUDENT LIST: To obtain a list for editorial use of those students from your county who graduated during MTSU’s fall 2006 commencement, please access this information on the News and Public Affairs (NPA) Web site at and click on the “MTSU Graduation Lists” link on the upper, left-hand side of the page.
Next, click on the “Fall” link, which will include an alphabetical, county-by-county listing of those MTSU students who graduate on Dec. 16.
***Please note that this Web page also contains directions on how to download and save your county’s list for editorial use in your publication.


ATTENTION, MEDIA: If you encounter any problems downloading and saving your county’s dean’s list, please contact the Office of News and Public Affairs at MTSU at 615-898-2919 for assistance.

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