Delta State President William N. LaForge addresses the Class of 2013
Delta State University celebrated its 2013 Spring Commencement Saturday, May 4, inside Walter Sillers Coliseum. Friends and family gathered with Delta State faculty and staff to honor the accomplishments of 422 graduates.
On the day, one doctoral degree and 21 educational specialist degrees were conferred, while 104 master’s degrees and 296 bachelor’s degrees were awarded through the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Education and Human Sciences, and the Robert E. Smith School of Nursing.
President William LaForge
Delta State University President William N. LaForge will deliver the keynote address at the university’s 2013 Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 4, at 10 a.m., inside Walter Sillers Coliseum on the campus. President Emeritus Dr. John M. Hilpert will preside over the graduation ceremony.
LaForge, who began his tenure as Delta State’s eighth president on April 15, is looking forward to this year’s ceremony. “Spring Commencement will be a joyful celebration of student achievement,” he said. “I look forward conducting the ceremony with President Hilpert.”