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CU Spring Commencement

ATHENS , W.Va.-Concord University holds their 138th Spring Commencement at 10AM and 2PM.
Students will participate in a ceremony based on their fields of study. The morning ceremony will include candidates for graduation in the master's program and undergraduates from the divisions of Business, Education and Fine Arts. Participating in the afternoon ceremony will be candidates for graduation from the divisions of Languages and Literature, Science, Mathematics & Health, and Social Sciences, interdisciplinary studies and the Regents program.
Valedictorians for the Spring 2013 class are Elizabeth Rose Brundage of Princeton, W.Va. and Rebecca Gwynn Creel of Procious, W.Va. Brundage will receive a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude. Her major is geography. Creel will receive a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude. Her major is biology pre-professional.
Concord University's registrar's office reports that 40 graduate candidates have applied for graduation along with 327 undergraduate candidates.  Among the graduates are 98 individuals who will graduate with honors. The Division of Education has the largest number of graduates and the Division of Social Sciences is second.
Along with candidates for graduation from West Virginia, candidates from out-of-state represent: Virginia, California, Delaware, Maryland, Nevada, Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Arizona.
International students representing South Africa, Vietnam, China, Canada, Japan, Nepal, Turkey and Serbia are also among the candidates for graduation.
Nine veterans are part the Spring 2013 class.
A reception will be held on the front lawn of the Carter Center, weather permitting, following both ceremonies. In the event of rain, the receptions will be moved inside to Gym II of the Carter Center.
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