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Published on June 7th, 2013 | by SMUMN


SGPP’s 2013 Spring Commencement Ceremonies

Mother Nature seemed to have known the importance of Sunday, June 2nd’s commencement ceremonies on the Twin Cities campus as the weather was nearly perfect for all three ceremonies. The Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs (SGPP) held their annual spring commencement ceremonies at 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30 on Sunday in which 327 students participated in front of family, friends, faculty and staff.

Saint Mary’s president, Brother William Mann presided over the ceremonies while vice president for the SGPP, Brother Robert Smith served as master of ceremonies for the first time. After the ceremonies, graduates along with family and friends were able to celebrate their successes (and the weather!) by attending three separate receptions on the lawn of the Saint Mary’s University Center.

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