648 degrees awarded at spring graduation

Retiring university President Jesse Rogers signs a copy of Sunwatcher magazine for Wichitan Editor Ethan Metcalf at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez

Retiring university President Jesse Rogers signs a copy of Sunwatcher magazine for Wichitan Editor Ethan Metcalf at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez

Facts and figures

(compare fall of 2013)

DATE | May 16, 2015

LOCATION | Kay Yeager Coliseum

SPEAKER | Jesse Rogers, retiring university president

Listen to the Jesse Rogers Podcast — “Presidential Ponderings

HARDIN PROFESSOR AWARDBetty Bowles

DEGREES

  • Master’s | 72
  • Bachelor’s | 537
  • Associate’s | 39

BY COLLEGE

  • Dillard College of Business Administration | 100
  • Gordon T. and Ellen West College of Education | 99
  • Lamar D. Fain College of Fine Arts | 29
  • Robert D. and Carol C. Gunn College of Health Sciences and Human Services | 284
  • Protho-Yeager College of Humanities and Social Sciences | 58
  • College of Science and Mathematics | 78

BY DEGREE

  • Bachelor of Science | 337
  • Bachelor of Business Administration | 92
  • Bachelor of Arts | 54
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences | 21
  • Bachelor of Social Work | 16
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts | 14
  • Bachelor of Music | 3

2015 Spring Graduation

The spring 2015 graduation at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.

MPEC is set up for each students colleges at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
MPEC is set up for each students colleges at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Kelley Schaefer, biology senior, takes a picture of, Meridith Boucher, science senior, and Caitlin Hall, faculty of health and human science, at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Kelley Schaefer, biology senior, takes a picture of, Meridith Boucher, science senior, and Caitlin Hall, faculty of health and human science, at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Robert Baker, history, waits to be let into a room where they organize the graduates by major in the Multi-Purpose Event Center at the Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Robert Baker, history, waits to be let into a room where they organize the graduates by major in the Multi-Purpose Event Center at the Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
MPEC is slowly fills with graduates arriving at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
MPEC is slowly fills with graduates arriving at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Graduate students are directed to their section at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Graduate students are directed to their section at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Melanie Sharp, nursing, and Stephanie Rodriguez, general business, check in and receive their name cards at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Melanie Sharp, nursing, and Stephanie Rodriguez, general business, check in and receive their name cards at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Andrea Giron, mechanical engineering, checks in and receives her name card at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Andrea Giron, mechanical engineering, checks in and receives her name card at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Ismail Shittu, graphic design, receives his name card at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Ismail Shittu, graphic design, receives his name card at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Kayla Rubio, education, checks in to receive her name card at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Kayla Rubio, education, checks in to receive her name card at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Christian tanner, excersize physiology, fills out his card with his name and information before the Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Christian tanner, excersize physiology, fills out his card with his name and information before the Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Christine Pae, biology clinical lab science, fills out his card with his name and information before the Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Christine Pae, biology clinical lab science, fills out his card with his name and information before the Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Ginger Bartush, registrar assistant, helps Robert Jacob, radiologic science, find his spot before the ceremony at the Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Ginger Bartush, registrar assistant, helps Robert Jacob, radiologic science, find his spot before the ceremony at the Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
David Christiansen, respiratory care, fixes his cap before checking in to find his spot before the ceremony at the Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
David Christiansen, respiratory care, fixes his cap before checking in to find his spot before the ceremony at the Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Johnny Blevins, mechanical engineering, is handed his card to fill out before getting into place by major before the ceremony at the Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Johnny Blevins, mechanical engineering, is handed his card to fill out before getting into place by major before the ceremony at the Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Michelle Sutton, English, takes a picture of Dusti Cribbs, English, and Taylor Baggett, English, at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Michelle Sutton, English, takes a picture of Dusti Cribbs, English, and Taylor Baggett, English, at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Kayla Brixey, registrar assistant, helps fix Emmily Ann Holub's, political science, gown before the ceremony at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Kayla Brixey, registrar assistant, helps fix Emmily Ann Holub's, political science, gown before the ceremony at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Cameron Hieb, athletic training, Robert Christian Magruder, athletic training, and Courtney Lyn Phillips, athletic training, take a group selfie at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Cameron Hieb, athletic training, Robert Christian Magruder, athletic training, and Courtney Lyn Phillips, athletic training, take a group selfie at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Bricelle Satterfield, office of registrar, helps Rachel Whatley, radiologic science, fix her gown at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Bricelle Satterfield, office of registrar, helps Rachel Whatley, radiologic science, fix her gown at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Retiring Professor Laura Jefferson poses with the graduates in theater before the ceremony begins May 16, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Retiring Professor Laura Jefferson poses with the graduates in theater before the ceremony begins May 16, 2015. Photo by Bradley Wilson
Kristan Aduddelll, math, gets a pin out of the box to put on her gown while waiting to be taken to the Kay Yeager Colisieum at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Kristan Aduddelll, math, gets a pin out of the box to put on her gown while waiting to be taken to the Kay Yeager Colisieum at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Meagan Sims, dental hygene, and Devon Jones, dental hygene, take a selfie before the ceremony at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Meagan Sims, dental hygene, and Devon Jones, dental hygene, take a selfie before the ceremony at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Julie Gaynor, director of marketing and public information, takes a picture of Retiring University President Jesse Rodgers with Cindy Ashlock, executive assistant to the President, and Ruth Ann Ray, assisstant to the President, in the green room before the ceremony at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Julie Gaynor, director of marketing and public information, takes a picture of Retiring University President Jesse Rodgers with Cindy Ashlock, executive assistant to the President, and Ruth Ann Ray, assisstant to the President, in the green room before the ceremony at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Cindy Ashlock, executive assistant to the President, moves Retiring University President Jesse Rogers' tassle out of his face int he greeen room before the ceremony at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Cindy Ashlock, executive assistant to the President, moves Retiring University President Jesse Rogers' tassle out of his face int he greeen room before the ceremony at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Retiring University President Jesse Rogers looks over his notes in the green room before the ceremony at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Retiring University President Jesse Rogers looks over his notes in the green room before the ceremony at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Deborah Garrison, vice president, talks with Debbie Barrow, director of board and government relations, in the green room before the ceremony at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Deborah Garrison, vice president, talks with Debbie Barrow, director of board and government relations, in the green room before the ceremony at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
More than 600 students graduated at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
More than 600 students graduated at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Don Maxwell, retired professor of music, sings the Star Spangle Banner at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Don Maxwell, retired professor of music, sings the Star Spangle Banner at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Alan Black, retiring professor of music, conducts the band at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Alan Black, retiring professor of music, conducts the band at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Retiring University President Jesse Rogers delivers the commencment address at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum.
Retiring University President Jesse Rogers delivers the commencment address at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum.
Retiring university president Jesse Rogers welcomes people to the Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum.
Retiring university president Jesse Rogers welcomes people to the Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum.
Jesse Rogers delivers the commencement address at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum.
Jesse Rogers delivers the commencement address at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum.
Retiring University President Jesse Rogers names Betty Bowles, associate nursing professor, the Hardin Professor at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Retiring University President Jesse Rogers names Betty Bowles, associate nursing professor, the Hardin Professor at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Retiring University President Jesse Rogers delivers the commencment address at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum.
Retiring University President Jesse Rogers delivers the commencment address at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum.
Provost Betty Stewart introduces the graduation speaker at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum.
Provost Betty Stewart introduces the graduation speaker at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum.
Retiring University President Jesse Rogers gives an opening speech into the ceremony at the Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Retiring University President Jesse Rogers gives an opening speech into the ceremony at the Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Betty Stewart, provost, introduces the guest speaker at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Betty Stewart, provost, introduces the guest speaker at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Robin Goodfellowe, science and mathematics senior, receives his masters hood at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Robin Goodfellowe, science and mathematics senior, receives his masters hood at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Melanie Sharp, nursing senior, receives her masters degree hood at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo taken by Francisco Martinez
Melanie Sharp, nursing senior, receives her masters degree hood at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo taken by Francisco Martinez
Robin Goodfellowe, science and mathematics senior, receives his deploma at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo taken by Francisco Martinez
Robin Goodfellowe, science and mathematics senior, receives his deploma at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo taken by Francisco Martinez
Andrea Carter, accounting, waves to the audience after receiving her diploma at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Andrea Carter, accounting, waves to the audience after receiving her diploma at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Edder Jaimes, business management, waves to the audience after walking the stage and receiving his diploma at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Edder Jaimes, business management, waves to the audience after walking the stage and receiving his diploma at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Traci Morrison, interdisciplinary studies senior, walks onto the stage at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Traci Morrison, interdisciplinary studies senior, walks onto the stage at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Haley Reid, special education, hides her face from the cameras as she walks back to her chair at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Haley Reid, special education, hides her face from the cameras as she walks back to her chair at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Ethan Metcalf, mass communication, hugs Liz Minden, mass communication, while walking back to his chair. at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Ethan Metcalf, mass communication, hugs Liz Minden, mass communication, while walking back to his chair. at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Ruby Arriaga, business senior, is full of joy after receiving her diploma at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Ruby Arriaga, business senior, is full of joy after receiving her diploma at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Sabina Marroquin, history, excitedly holds her diploma after walking the stage at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Sabina Marroquin, history, excitedly holds her diploma after walking the stage at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Jim Sernoe, associate professor of mass communication, hugs Kayla Norris at the Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum.
Jim Sernoe, associate professor of mass communication, hugs Kayla Norris at the Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum.
Meagan Shih, interdisciplinary studies senior, enters the stage after her name is called at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Meagan Shih, interdisciplinary studies senior, enters the stage after her name is called at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Rian Dilllard, theatre, hugs Laura Jefferson, theater professor, who is now retiring, at the Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Rian Dilllard, theatre, hugs Laura Jefferson, theater professor, who is now retiring, at the Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Retiring university President Jesse Rogers signs a copy of Sunwatcher magazine for Wichitan Editor Ethan Metcalf at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Retiring university President Jesse Rogers signs a copy of Sunwatcher magazine for Wichitan Editor Ethan Metcalf at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Mark Campbell, mass communication senior, walks across the stage after receiving his diploma at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Mark Campbell, mass communication senior, walks across the stage after receiving his diploma at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Maxwell Norris, theatre, hugs Laura Jefferson, theater professor, who is now retiring, at the Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Maxwell Norris, theatre, hugs Laura Jefferson, theater professor, who is now retiring, at the Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Farrellin Porter, nursing, sends a big wave tothe audience while walking back to her seat after receiving her diploma at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Farrellin Porter, nursing, sends a big wave tothe audience while walking back to her seat after receiving her diploma at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Jordan Branch, social work, gets excited as his row is about to be called up to go to the stage at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Jordan Branch, social work, gets excited as his row is about to be called up to go to the stage at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
David Owens, history, gets teary eyed during the part in the ceremony when the students applaud those who have encouraged them and supported them at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
David Owens, history, gets teary eyed during the part in the ceremony when the students applaud those who have encouraged them and supported them at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Rachel Johnson
Chelsey Payne, interdisciplinary studies, family gathers to take a photo after the ceremony at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Chelsey Payne, interdisciplinary studies, family gathers to take a photo after the ceremony at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Photo by Francisco Martinez
Mary Okonkwo, English, talks with family and friends after the ceremony is over outside of the MPEC at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum.
Mary Okonkwo, English, talks with family and friends after the ceremony is over outside of the MPEC at Midwestern State University graduation, May 16, 2015 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum.
Francisco Martinez and Rachel Johnson spent Saturday covering graduation for The Wichitan.

Francisco Martinez and Rachel Johnson spent Saturday covering graduation for The Wichitan.

Comments

  1. Meagan Shih says:

    Photo 48 is Chelsea Russell, not Meagan Shih.