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Spring 2024 Commencement at MTSU

Murphy Athletic Center

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

 

Friday, May 3

Time: 3 p.m. Central

Ceremony for the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences and College of Liberal Arts. This ceremony includes all master’s, doctoral and undergraduate degree candidates.

Speaker:

Dr. Cary Holman, alumnus, director of the Franklin County School District

Dr. Cary Holman

Dr. Cary E. Holman, MTSU alumnus and director of the Franklin County School District. Previously Holman served as a middle school principal at two different schools in the Rutherford County School System for 17 years. Now in his 28th year in education, Holman has served as a classroom teacher (first, fifth, and sixth grades), assistant principal, elementary principal, middle school at-risk coordinator, middle school principal, and adjunct faculty member at Draughons Junior College and MTSU.

 

 

 

Saturday, May 4

Time: 9 a.m. Central

State Rep. Bob Freeman, alumnus

State Rep. Bob Freeman

Ceremony for the College of Basic and Applied Sciences and University College. This ceremony includes all master’s, education specialist, doctoral and undergraduate degree candidates.

Speaker:

Bob Freeman, MTSU alumnus, president of real estate company Freeman Webb and Tennessee state representative for District 56. Freeman was born and raised in the Tennessee House district he now represents. During the day, he serves as president of Freeman Webb, a full-service real estate company. He graduated from MTSU with a degree in construction management and land development and went on to earn his master’s at Lipscomb University’s Institute for Sustainable Practice.

Time: 2 p.m. Central

Ceremony for the Jones College of Business, College of Education, and College of Media and Entertainment. This ceremony includes all master’s, education specialist, doctoral and undergraduate degree candidates.

Speaker:

Michael Hardy, alumnus, singer/songwriter performing as HARDY

Michael Hardy

Michael Hardy, MTSU alumnus and country/rock singer-songwriter known professionally as HARDY. Hardy is a five-time Academy of Country Music award winner and two-time Country Music Association award winner. HARDY has also won three CMA Triple Play awards, was named the 2022 BMI Country Songwriter of the Year, and is a three-time Association for Independent Music Publishers Songwriter of the Year.

Two proud Middle Tennessee State University graduates show off their diplomas toward the conclusion of the Friday, May 3, commencement ceremony at Murphy Center in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Two more ceremonies were held Saturday, May 4, to celebrate the total 2,439 graduates for the spring Class of 2024. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)

Two proud Middle Tennessee State University graduates show off their diplomas toward the conclusion of the Friday, May 3, commencement ceremony at Murphy Center in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Two more ceremonies were held Saturday, May 4, to celebrate the total 2,439 graduates for the spring Class of 2024. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)

More information for ALL students receiving degrees is available here.

 

 

empty seats for graduates in Murphy Center with commencement programs and Livestream logos

WATCH LIVE:

 

MTSU’s spring 2024 commencement ceremonies will air live via streaming video at www.mtsu.edu/livehttps://facebook.com/mtsublueraiders and http://mtsu.edu/trueblueTV  and on local cable channels at http://mtsu.edu/trueblueTV.

 

You also can click on the photo above to watch the livestreams. The streams will begin about 15 minutes before the ceremony starts.

 

 

GRADUATION MISC.:

 

Complete news coverage, including a video and photos, from MTSU’s spring 2024 commencement ceremony is available here.

After receiving the final list of graduates from the Registrar’s Office, the Office of News and Media Relations routes that list through the Merit student achievement platform for publication of all graduates on MTSU’s Merit page and creation of news releases that are distributed to the hometown media for U.S.-based students. Graduates will also be notified via email when their commencement achievement is posted to Merit, and the achievement can then be shared by graduates to their social media accounts as they choose.

Merit is available to all enrolled MTSU students and is still accessible by students after graduation to share post-graduation achievements. Learn more about Merit.

Middle Tennessee State University graduates watch the commencement procession on the jumbotron during the Saturday, May 4, afternoon spring commencement ceremony at Murphy Center in Murfreesboro, Tenn. It was the last of three ceremonies May 3-4. (MTSU photo by Andy Heidt)

Middle Tennessee State University graduates watch the commencement procession on the jumbotron during the Saturday, May 4, afternoon spring commencement ceremony at Murphy Center in Murfreesboro, Tenn. It was the last of three ceremonies May 3-4. (MTSU photo by Andy Heidt)