MTSU celebrates Fall 2013 Commencement at 2 ceremo...

MTSU celebrates Fall 2013 Commencement at 2 ceremonies (VIDEO)

A special pair of MTSU alumni celebrated with 1,977 students receiving their degrees in two fall 2013 commencement ceremonies inside Murphy Center Dec. 14.

Mary Esther Reed, the first female mayor of Smyrna, Tenn., and holder of three education degrees from MTSU, delivered the university’s 9 a.m. commencement address. State Sen. Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro, a 1976 MTSU graduate and recipient of one of the university’s 1991 Distinguished Alumni Awards, spoke at the 2 p.m. ceremony.

Students from the College of Graduate Studies, Basic and Applied Sciences, Jennings A. Jones College of Business and the College of Education received their degrees in the morning ceremony. Students in the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, College of Mass Communication and the University College received their degrees in the afternoon.

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