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April 30, 2014

Spartans graduate this weekend

Michigan State University will host commencement ceremonies this weekend at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center on the corner of Harrison Road and Kalamazoo Street.

There are a total of 4,680 undergraduate degree candidates and 2,272 advanced degree candidates. The College of Social Science has the most undergraduate degree candidates with 911.

Undergraduate convocation will be held at 1 p.m. Friday. Azim Premji, chairman of the global information technology company Wipro Ltd., will deliver the commencement address. He will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters. Also at that ceremony, Shirley Weis, the first woman and nonphysician to serve as chief administrative officer of Mayo Clinic, will receive an honorary doctorate of science.

The advanced degree ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Norman Augustine, retired CEO and chairman of the aeronautics company Lockheed Martin Corp., will address graduates. He will receive an honorary doctorate of science. Also at that ceremony, Clifton Haley, former president of MSU College of Law and former CEO of Budget Rent-a-Car Corp., will receive an honorary doctorate of laws.

More information on the speakers and honorary degree recipients can be found at MSUToday.

Twitter users are invited to use #MSUgrad14 to follow both ceremonies.

Media Parking

Parking passes for media are available from 9 a.m. Thursday to noon Friday at the Media Communications Office, 408 W. Circle Drive, Room 403, Olds Hall. Media parking is available in the west side of Lot 63 off Harrison Road, immediately south of the Breslin Center. Media must obtain a parking pass from Media Communications. This pass must be displayed to enter the lot.

Breslin Center Entry

Media must be credentialed and should enter through the ticket entrance on the east side of the building. Media will be accommodated on Platform 111. An audio feed will be available.

By: Kristen Parker