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NC State to Hold Commencement Ceremony May 10

North Carolina State University will confer degrees on more than 5,200 graduating students during its spring commencement exercise, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 10, in the PNC Arena in Raleigh. Media coverage is invited.

During the ceremony, Chancellor Randy Woodson will confer 5,211 degrees – 89 associate’s, 3,531 bachelor’s, 1,333 master’s, 177 doctoral and 81 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees. A total of 134 valedictorians will be recognized for earning perfect 4.0 grade-point averages during their academic careers at NC State. With the 3,664 degrees conferred last December, NC State will award a total of 8,875 degrees in the 2013-14 academic year.

David S. Ferriero, archivist of the United States, will deliver the commencement address. During the ceremony, Chancellor Randy Woodson will confer honorary degrees on Ferriero and noted sculptor Thomas Sayre.

NC State officials do not expect major traffic congestion, but they 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.


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