Missouri S&T awards degrees at annual commencement

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

More than 700 candidates received degrees during ceremonies held on Dec. 13, 2013, and Dec. 14, 2013, one of whom is a native of Washburn.

Kyle Benjamin Henry of Washburn earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering and was named magna cum laude.

The university awards bachelor of science, bachelor of arts, master of science and doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees.

Missouri S&T has traditionally recognized graduates earning a bachelor's degree with honors by placing the designation "summa cum laude," "magna cum laude" or "cum laude" on their diplomas. The highest honor, summa cum laude, is awarded to students who have earned a cumulative grade point (GPA) of 3.8 or above on a 4.0 scale for all courses counting toward the degree. Magna cum laude is the designation for a GPA of 3.5 to 3.79, and cum laude indicates a GPA of 3.2 to 3.49.

For more information, people may visit www.mst.edu, or contact the admissions office at 800-522-0938.