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NC State to Hold Commencement Ceremonies May 10

North Carolina State University will confer more than 4,000 degrees on graduating students during its spring commencement exercises, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 10, in the RBC Center in Raleigh. Media coverage is welcomed.

Erskine Bowles, president of the University of North Carolina system, will deliver the commencement address.

Chancellor James Oblinger will confer 4,030 degrees – 88 associate’s, 2,857 bachelor’s, 883 master’s, 125 doctoral and 77 doctor of veterinary medicine degrees – on 3,768 students during the ceremony. One hundred and fifteen valedictorians will be recognized for earning perfect 4.0 grade point averages during their academic careers at NC State.

Oblinger will also confer honorary degrees on Pat Mora, an award-winning author of poetry, nonfiction and children’s literature; Richard Robb, a noted business professional who has provided important service to numerous corporate and non-profit boards, including NC State’s Board of Trustees; and C.D. Spangler, an accomplished businessman and former president of the University of North Carolina system.

NC State officials do not expect major traffic congestion, but advise attendees to be in their seats by 8:15 a.m. NC State’s Amalgam Brass Ensemble will begin playing at 8:30 a.m., and graduates will march onto the arena floor at 9 a.m. More commencement information is available online at

Note to editors: Media seating will be provided near the front of the stage on the left-hand side. NC State News Services personnel will be available to assist reporters.

– kulikowski –

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